I Think Therefore ... Am I?

I'm slightly different to others who have posted before me in that, being only fourteen, I don't yet have a clear idea who I am. As teenagers we are apt to change and by the time I'm an adult, I will no doubt be very different to how I am now. But there are some things I'm sure will not fade -- a few characteristics that really are who I am.

I am a writer. That is one of the most important things in my life, and I couldn't live without the fact that in my characters I can live the life I'll never have. Friends are disappointed when they can't do something they've always wanted to do, but I comfort myself by saying that I will let my characters do it instead, and that way I am not disappointed. Well, it works, and so that's what matters.

I am a musician. The only clubs at school of which I'm a part are music clubs, and there's something to be said for that, because concert rehearsals are a great way to get out of extra-boring lessons, a great advantage. On top of that I'm in two music groups out of school.

I am a dancer. Anyone who has read anything of my work will know that that is important to me, because it almost always features in my books, whether as a major part (such as in Legacy or The Wrong Era, although that's a bit different) or a side note, such as ... well, I can't think of an example, but there's bound to be something somewhere!

I am a freak. I spend much of my time in the school library, normally on the computers on Protagonize, but often reading. Though I have a friend or two who also spend time up there, I'm still alone much of the time. Not that I have a problem with that, because it's never been something to bother me: occasionally, I might be a bit depressed and then I'll want someone to talk to, but the rest of the time I'd rather have a bit of space to think.

I am a chatterbox. I talk far too much. Enough said, really.

I am a Christian, but when people ask me if I am 'religious' I say, "No." Of course, they always look confused -- the cross necklace I often wear is a bit of a give away -- and so I have to explain. I hate the word 'religion' or 'religious' because it sounds stuffy, middle-aged, traditional and boring. In my opinion, Jesus was anything but stuffy, middle-aged, traditional and boring. In fact, he was quite the opposite, going by the sources. Ask me about that later.

I am a dreamer. I live for my hopes and dreams of the future and they are the only thing to keep me going when the going gets rough. In addition to that, I think of the dreams that have already been realised. For example, this time last year I was begging my parents to let me take up Irish dancing. Now, dancing is my life.

And that's enough about me for today.

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