This Story's Old, But It Goes On And On Until We Disappear.
So… this is my first post. How exciting! Once my Who’s Who is up, you can get the gist of “me”. But for now, you have to endure every detail of my life.
Where do I begin?
I was born on November 27, which means there are three days until my birthday! I will be 16 this year. I was born and raised in Georgia, which was fine until my thoughts about religion changed. I was an avid churchgoer my 7th and 8th grade years. However, I was always very accepting of other religions and believed in science. I thought God just started it all.
The summer before my 9th grade year, my parents came out to me as atheists. I knew they had always been skeptical, but this was quite shocking to me. I just did not understand. I couldn’t see how anyone could just not believe in anything. I thought it was so sad. But I opened up and allowed myself to be skeptical about my beliefs. My whole freshman year, I called myself an “agnostic”. I wasn’t quite ready for the title of “atheist.” In fact, like most people, I didn’t understand what the word meant. Most of my friends were really accepting of it, but I had to be really cautious as to who I would tell. Because of my past beliefs, I was sort of ashamed of it. I felt like I was all alone at my school.
This past summer, I became more open and confident about my views. I became comfortable, and deemed myself an “atheist.” I found out that the word simply meant “without god.” This new found assurance was brought on, in part, by meeting some of my parent’s friends, who were pretty cool, and felt the same way I did (Maria “Masala Skeptic” was one of them). I determined to be open with my atheism, and found out a lot of people at my school felt the same way. We were all just hiding. This made me even bolder, and now I tell people flat out my opinions (usually). There are still a few close friends of mine who I have not told. This is mostly due to the fear of the unknown.
I absolutely LOVE music. It keeps my life in sync. I like the bands most people have never heard of. I’m a sucker for indie music. That’s what I mainly listen to. But I also like some select screamo. I would like to say I’m open with my music taste, but I am really picky. I don’t like pop-punk stuff that sounds all the same. I really just don’t like music that sounds like what I’ve heard before. Some of my favorite bands are Brand New (my title to this post is a lyric from one of my favorite songs by them.), Dance Gavin Dance, Alexisonfire, and Manchester Orchestra. If you haven’t heard of them, you should go listen. And if you have, let’s be best friends!
School, school, school. Well, I’m a sophomore this year. I love high school. I like being around older people. I like the freedoms. I don’t like the drama, but I get through it. It’s fun sometimes, too. 😉 I’m in all gifted and AP classes, so I guess I’m considered “smart”. My grades are good too, I guess.
All in all, I’m a fun, crazy, and AWESOME (hence the name) person. Most people are jealous. (This is my sarcasm coming out. I’m filled with it).