Welcome to my blog:

This blog is about “me and the things I do, want to do and have aspired to do someday.” It’s hopefully about “inspiration to others, life and the drastic changes and curves it can toss your way. it’s about being yourself without all the glitter and glamor of desperately keeping up with the Jones’. It’s about expression, choices, frolicking in the sun and, of course keeping it real.”

Why is it so hard for some people to be themselves? Maybe they fear judgment or expectations. Judgment is inevitable but remember that no one can hurt you without your consent. Expectations on the other hand leads to disappointment, of course. There will always be people who don’t like you; for the way you look, the way you talk, the things you say or do and even the things you believe in. People who hate you (usually for no reason at all) are just plain insecure, they say, because you are a reflection of what they don’t have or what they can’t be. But i wouldn’t deny that most of the time i would also constantly dwell on what the naysayers would think about me (most of us always do). I wonder how people see me. As humans, we care and worry too much and sometimes we seek some people’s approval or acceptance in every choices and paths we take but isn’t it that whatever we do, we’ll be criticized anyway? Eleanor Roosevelt says so, that’s why we should do whatever we feel right in our hearts. Whenever people tell you can’t, won’t or shouldn’t, if you believe it is the right thing to do, never let them stop you and prove to them that you can. You can’t go around explaining to everyone everything. They say, avoid telling your secrets or problems to the world because some care but the rest are only curious. We can’t control what other people say or think about us, but we can control how we react towards or deal with them. It’s always your choice if you let someone else ruin your day or worse, take charge of your life. Those who are true to you are the only ones that matter. The saying “You can’t please everyone” holds true because the moment you start doing so, you’ll never be happy. –

So, it’s about keeping it real everyone and finding our place in the sun!

About Me

Hi everyone. My name is James and I’m 17. I am on here to make lots of friends and make new acquaintances.

I am from New York State and am currently finishing my H.S. senior year. My intensions are to attend college next fall at the University of Florida. I am single so there’s a plus to all the girls and guys. No real plans of settling down with anyone at the moment as my education and having a good time growing up is important. But never know when that right person may come along.

Here is a quote I have come to admire and believe in and why I choose to try blogging:

“So many people treat life as a constant status update. They’re so busy figuring out what would impress their Facebook friends and Twitter followers, they have a harder time pinpointing their own true desires. Sometimes they feel the pressure to present a flawless, idealized image of themselves that can trigger confidence crash when there’s nothing good to report about their job or their relationship. They’re thinking about how their lives look instead of how their lives feel.” -Jane Buckingham

I agree with her and so, not wanting to suffer confidence crash or trying desperately to keep up with others; I’ll just blog. Someone told me that I shouldn’t change just so it would benefit other people. I think he is right. I shouldn’t change just so I could fit in or please other people. Every scar, every imperfection, every inadequacy, every pain, every weakness made me who I am today. And so I want to share that with all of you.

If I think of more I will add it later. Feel free to write me. I will answer. Promise.

5 comments on “About Me

    • Not so sure you will want to read my thoughts, Trish. Lol! Not sure what you’ll see there. Smiling. I am joking with you of course.

      I look forward to you spending time with me here. Sharing our thoughts and experiences. Mine? Not so many. But would love learning from you.

  1. Welcome, James! I’m so happy to finally read something about you and I love it! You definitely sound much older than your years and I look forward to reading your blog!

    I’m definitely enjoying the music vids! I need to start listening to more music since there are so many wonderful songs out there!

    • Hi and thank you for your warm welcome. I really do appreciate it. Yeah, I finally got something up. Thank you for saying you love it. I have to confess though, this is harder than I has ever thought. smiles. I’m going to learn it, may be not master it, but I will improve. I know it.

      Thanks for say so. I like to think that I am mature. Most all my life I have held responsibility. I work after school and Saturday’s. I think what has made a difference is my close relationship with my parents. They’ve really been cool. for as long as I can remember they’ve been there with their advice and willingness to listen. In a nut shell I’d say they’ve understood both sides of it. Theirs as parents and what was best without making me feel stupid, young or a failure. Yet, standing true to their values and principals as parents and community members. While I accepted that and understood being in their house was only a temporary thing. One day I’d have to face the responsibility of my own.

      Certainly that maturity never came over night. Lol! And, in some ways I’m still struggling to grow.

      I can tell you too that there are kids in my school who are spoiled and it shows in their lacking a degree of maturity. There are others whom have had it really, really hard and they’re what you perceive as mature, yet it borders on a dislike of everything. It’s like they’re forced to make their way anyway they can and not liking it. I’m blessed and I refuse to take advantage of that blessing in a negative way.

      I am so glad you are liking the music vids. Please let me know what type music you like and I will select a few I think you’d like. Then when your online at word-press or just want to relax, you can click on and enjoy both. I would truly enjoy doing this for you.

  2. Lol, I so know who your quote reminds me of some people I used to talk to. They’d always try to post “witty” statuses for attention, like they try so hard. New York! I’ve been wanting to go to New York lately. I talk to a couple of online friends from there, that’s awesome you live there! I’m glad you stumbled across my blog and I checked out yours! For sure will be keeping updated.

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