Thursday, January 7, 2010


Beginning is defined on as a noun which means [1] an act or circumstance of entering upon an action or state, or [2] the point of time or space at which anything begins.

This is most certainly a "beginning."

From this day forward, perhaps for a full year, I will pick words at random, whether I be walking down the street and hear it in passing, or if I have to grab a dictionary and flip to a random page and point at a random word, and I will define the word, and then add new connotations to it, my own ideas of how the word has evolved and whether or not it even means the same thing to me as it is defined in the dictionary.

I chose the word beginning today because this is the beginning of my first blog. Beginnings require things. Beginnings inspire things. Thus, I shall start with an introduction, because you are all my new friends, and this is our beginning together.

My name is Sara. I'm twenty years old, and a junior in college. I am majoring in Creative Writing, and hope to one day be a great novelist to be paired alongside J.K Rowling, C.S Lewis, Marianne Curley and other fantasy/sci-fi greats. I do many things in life, I read, and write, but those were obvious attributes of one such as I. I draw, and watch movies. I love music and color, and as a side notion of myself, my socks never match, and very rarely are they white. I facebook, and refuse to twitter, though friends of mine will continue to try and persuade me to do so. I like to ski in the winter, and I'm learning how to skateboard. It's a process, but I'm quite excited to do my first kickflip, and that excitement pushes me forward through the bumps and brusies and keeps me skating.

Now that you know a little bit about me, I'm curious, what have YOU begun lately? Is it your New Year's resolution? Is it a new job? A new relationship with someone who just sends shivers down your spine?

To me, a beginning is a second chance, a third, and maybe even a fourth if I screw up enough times. This is my new beginning, and I hope that with the steps I take, I will discover new things about the language that we utter every day, without full comprehension of the meanings of the things we say. Today is a beginning for everyone. Each morning we wake up, and we begin again what we'd put to rest the day before. Will you pick up something new today? Will you begin something exciting? I know I have.