For me, it’s the ultimate stress reliever to another busy day. Nothing beats plopping one’s self in front of a laptop to write about the important things that have happened during the day/s or week, or writing an inspired poem to top off the day with an artistic flair.
At present I’m an unemployed dreamer who is now looking for work after having lived in China for a little over two years. I’ve been a writer practically my whole life, but I only started writing professionally – not including those children’s’ stories I used to write in early elementary – when I was in 7th grade, at my school’s newspaper publication. When I was in my 3rd and 4th year of high school, I became an editor for my school paper which was proof of how much my writing had improved from my childhood years. In college, I wrote for the official publication of my organization and also became an editor for our college graduation yearbook.
WordPress, is another of my blogs. I’ve tried out Xanga, Tabulas, Blogspot and Livejournal, with the latter being my oldest and most personal. Besides my livejournal which talks about things I’ve experienced – mostly delving deep into my personal life and experiences, my other wordpressblog (thechinadoll) is my public personal blog which is more BLAH and filled with whatever strikes my fancy.
I’m turning 25 this year, and am no longer a teenager. I hope that this blog will continue to pave the way for me to become a a better writer, who hopes to understand herself and the world through books and everyday life.
Dresden Doll is the name that my lola (maternal grandmother) gave to me when I was a child, which stemmed mostly from my very doll like Chinese-features which I inherited from my father. I use that name now because it reminds me of how much of a child I am deep inside, but also because like the mask that a doll has, I wish to unmask myself and prove to the world that despite what people think of me – I am not someone who should be belittled.