Welcome to PeacePenPineapple!

I know, I know. The title needs some work. But I operate under the belief that everything in life is simply a “work in progress”-as in, nothing suckish will be suckish forever. I think that this is a very important belief to stick into your back pocket for safe keeping. You never know when you’re going to need some instant cheering up or motivation to keep on keeping on, especially as you start to find your way down the long and twisty path of Adulthood. Yes, Adulthood with a capital “A”. It’s THAT important.

I’m the kind of person who has about a thousand Chinese fortune cookie papers all over my dorm room wall. I love being told that I am “the flower of meditation in the wilderness” and stuff like that when I first wake up in the morning. It calms me down. And that’s part of what I want this blog to do: calm me the heck down. It’s hard to believe that you’re a “flower of meditation” when the inside of your head sounds and feels like a television that has been playing non-stop for twenty years.

So, it’s no secret that college is stressful. DUH. But as a nerdy, self-deprecating, anxiety-ridden transfer student with a total fear of anything involving the word “future”, I like to think I can provide an interesting perspective to this whole “college” thing. Or maybe I won’t. But I’m gonna try.

The other reason I started this blog was because I know I’m not the only geeky and scared college student out there. Adulthood sucks, especially in a world where anything and everything seems to be held to ridiculously high standards. But I’ve always wanted to help people, face my fears, and write, and I think this is a good place to do all those things. In this blog, I am not only going to narrate the (sometimes painful) events in my (sometimes boring) life, but I’m going to try to-GULP-face ONE FEAR almost every day. I’m going to go to campus events, and raise my hand in class, and talk to cute boys. I’m going to CHOOSE to see sucky things in an optimistic light. And I’m going to write it all down HERE, all for your amusement. I must be crazy.

BUT. I am determined to follow through with this, even when it gets hard, and even if only one person reads this. Because guess what? It’s a work in progress. And that’s as good a place to be in as any.