a 22-year-old female from Narnia, Canada

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"I write to understand as much as to be understood. --Elie Wiesel"

I'm often asked if I've "taken [my] meds today." Those would be the lovely ADHD meds, of course. I half don't like them, really. They stunt me. I don't enjoy food as much while I'm on them, and food is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I do tend to be more focused on the meds, though. And focus can be good.

Things that distract me:

  • people walking in a nearby hallway
  • people having interesting conversations nearby
  • people speaking so quietly I can just make it out if I give it my full attention
  • people having fun
  • people waving their hands while they speak to me
  • the Internet (including but not limited to
        • Tumblr
        • this little website here
        • Facebook
        • Words With Friends
        • Grooveshark
        • Tumblr.)
  • my own thoughts
        • Do you suppose the beauty of our art is limited by the range of sounds we can hear or the range of colours we can see?
        • Or are we limited only by the scope of our own thoughts?
        • ... Wait a second, wait a second. I digress.
  • also music, sometimes
  • movies
  • Dexter
  • trying to recall what I've forgotten
  • and, oddly, my hands.

My hands are quite fascinating. Yours too, I'd imagine, but it's more difficult for me to gawk at those. I mean, just look at them. What a cool combination of skin and fat and tendon and bone and blood vessels and muscle and whatever else. And they can move with such... dexterity! I mean, it's so fascinating. Everything is fascinating once you look at it... and therein lies my focus problem.

Anyway, back at the ranch, my personality is getting impatient. It feels I am neglecting my duties. Perhaps I'm not, though. I think I heard somewhere that it's better to show than tell, when one is writing. Heh heh heh.

Describing myself seems ugly to me. I can't put my finger on what it is, exactly. It's something to do with self-consciousness, and something to do with self-satisfaction, and something to do with self-awareness. I never know what to say. Erm, here's how I spend my time:

  • the International Baccalaureate programme
  • rugby
  • talking
  • basketball
  • writing
  • being distracted (see above)
  • making up poetry in my head
  • listening to music
  • reading
  • sleeping

A Venn diagram would really be a better representation of the whole thing. Hmmm. Prospective project for procrastination.

I'm somewhat unreliable, disorganized, and scatterbrained— I'm working on it, though. I'm also somewhat spontaneous, outspoken, and silly; I am not working on these things.

Oh, right. Uhm, my name is Hannah. I am seventeen years old. I live in Canada with my dog. And also my family.

And finally, a small note about feedback —
I love comments. Love love love them. I think I'd rather a "low" rating, with a comment outlining the rater's thoughts/main points of critique than a "high" rating without any written feedback.

Which isn't to say I don't like good ratings, who doesn't? I like comments that say simply "good job" as much as the next chap. But those comments with substance do help one improve.

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