“You need more writing pieces,” they said. “Something that really shows who you are, and what your writing style is like.”
I smiled, nodded, and excused myself to go slam my head against a hard concrete surface somewhere.
I’ve written many poems, short stories, and dumb essays discussing the symbolism in Holden Caufield’s red hat. But I’m far too self-conscious to ever showcase my personal writing (well, aside from this blog when I actually have a purpose).
“No one would ever want to read my emo poems or strange short stories that make no sense,” self-conscious me said to myself.
So, I created a solution.
A wise, drug-induced character from a movie once said:
“Never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun.”
Similarly, I cope with my feelings by making everything into a joke. And thus, a blog was born.
Check out my new blog Coping with Jokes: Sarcastic Poems of the Self-Conscious.
You’ll probably hate it, but I don’t care (actually I do…). Just kidding, I dont! (I do).