Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Title of your life

Jamie's got another fun post going, and since I'm not doing this week's TTT, I thought I'd do this instead!  It's like a soundtrack to your life thing, except instead of a soundtrack it's a....book track?  I thought it was going to be super hard (and well..it was kind of hard), but looking through my goodreads list made this SOOOO much easier!


How would you describe your 15 year old self? The Metamophosis
When You Looked Into The Mirror What Did You See: The Looking Glass Wars  
Your 16 your old self outlook on life/motto:  Just Ella
How You Think People Would Describe Your Personality:   The Gates of Sleep, Falling Up, Everlost
Describe An Insecurity In High School: The Wallflower
Describe Your Worst Trait As A Teen:  Diva
Describe the contents of your diary/journal: I Was So Mad
Your biggest Fear:  The End
You excelled at: Queen of Babble 

You were always concerned about: Oh The Places You'll Go
You Thought Your Life Was: Half Magic

I went through this huge transition between my freshman and sophomore year of high school.  I went from being this really shy girl to being really confident.  I didn't want to pretend to be someone else, but I wanted to be braver.  I was pretty universally known as being rather ditzy (which I hated.  I'm smart, but unfortunately not particularly well spoken)..I was always tired, extremely clumsy, and everyone knew I got lost.  I once left the grocery store two minutes from my house and ended up at a church half an hour into the wrong state instead of my house.  I was always afraid as being seen as dumb, but I was more worried about being seen as boring.  I wasn't comfortable being in the center of attention, but I also didn't want to be forgettable.  I had a pretty good high school life once I got more comfortable in my skin, and I couldn't wait to get out of my small town life!

 Love Life:

How would you sum up your high school love life? An Acceptable Time
Describe your most serious boyfriend from high school? Pride and Prejudice
Describe your first kiss: Reckless
Your philosophy on dating/love: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Describe Your Worst Break Up: Much Ado About Nothing

I wasn't much interested in dating, really.  I liked having fun, but I didn't like committing to anyone.  Luckily that meant I wasn't really that invested in anyone which meant no awful break ups!  My first boyfriend was probably the only serious relationship I had (and we really were like Lizzy and Darcy reincarnated. I HATED him for years, and somehow ended up dating him) and by serious I mean I actually called him my boyfriend haha. I'm not even sure we dated 3 months!  Outside of school, that was a different story.  I had a first love and it was quite dramatic in a way only summer things can be, but that's a story for another day.

Your relationship with your mom as a teen: Heart of the Matter
Your relationship with your dad as a teen: Close Kin
Your relationship with a sibling: Brutal
What you thought about your parents rules/parenting style: The Crystal Prison


I have always been extremely lucky with my family.  80% of the time I had a fantastic relationship with my parents.  There were a couple of rules I thought were ridiculously unfair, but for the most part I knew they had my best interest at heart and that most of the rules were there for good reason.  My brother and I on the other hand had a TERRIBLE relationship until my senior year when he made it to high school (and even then it was pretty hit or miss).  We get along really well now though, so I suppose it was worth it?


Describe you and your best friend at 16: Soulbound
Your Social Status: Nobody's Prize

Describe Your Group Of Friends: Waifs and Strays

My high school was pretty good about not being super cliquey.  I had a bunch of different all from various groups of people in the school, which meant that I didn't really have a single group I hung out with.  It did, however, mean that all my friends hated each other hahaha.  I didn't have a single best friend, but I did have three very different best friends, and am still good friends with all three of them!



Your Perception Of High School Upon Entering: Here There Be Dragons

Your relationship with academics: Damsel Under Stress
Your Weekends Were: Remember Me?
If Your High School Life Was A Movie It would be called: Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging
A Class You Wish High School Would Have Offered: Life, the Universe, and Everything
Your Senior Year Was: Voyage of Slaves
Describe prom: Wildwood Dancing
When High School Ended It Was:  The Call of the Wild


I was always ridiculously busy in high school between swimming, a youth orchestra, a youth wind ensemble, and a quintet, let alone school, so free time was a myth.  Despite all of that, I learned a lot of life lessons and had a lot of fun (as much as one does in high school).

The Future

How You Felt About The Prospect of College:  Where the Wild Things Are

How You Thought Your Life Would Be At 23:  Song of the Wanderer

When I left home for school, I thought I was going to be this free spirit and I was going to travel the world, just me and a backpack.  Instead I started dating someone despite all intentions otherwise, and realized life as a musician is spent mostly indoors being neurotic, not outdoors.  Although I have done a fair amount of travel, and with a backpack, so I can't complain too much about that.

Your Life Now:

Describe Your Love Life Now: Princess in Love

Describe The State Of Your Friendship With Your High School BFF: The Neverending Story
Your Relationship With Your Parents Now:  Guess How Much I Love You?
Your Thoughts On Your High School Reunion (either if you had it or if it’s upcoming): So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
Biggest Lesson You Learned In High School: Bloomability
One Thing You WISHED You Had Learned:  Sense and Sensibility
Advice You Wish You Could Have Given Your Teen Self: The God of Small Things

Something You Could Learn From Your 16 Year Old Self: Be Brave Little Noddy

I honestly have a pretty fantastic life.  I have had a lot of really tragic things happen over the years, but I've always had a really great set of friends to help me and my family is my rock, and on top of all of that, I have a really fantastic boyfriend (who came out of the blue and changed me of my commitment phobic ways...mostly haha).  I'm still rather ditzy and have come to accept this about my self, but I have found myself shrinking back these days and this quiz was actually a pretty good reminder that I did it once before - I was bold and brazen in high school (or it's at least how I like to remember it), and I can be that again!

Thanks again to Jamie for creating this!  I'd love to see your lists, just drop me a comment and I'll go check it out, and if you do this remember to link back to Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner!


  1. I went through a similar transition in high school. Freshman year I was so shy because I wanted everyone to like me. By junior year, though, I wasn't afraid to speak my mind! :)

  2. I have to say it's nice to have gone through that transition in time to not give a rat's ....butt (I am trying SO HARD to be good about my language!) about what people think. (Especially at a music school!) I may be regressing a bit, but I've won the fight before so it'll be all good.

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsOctober 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Well, I'm staying clear of this one. So with you on the low self esteem, you're supposed to get better at it, not worse. Thank you! I'm not the only one thinking about the high school thing. I mean, you get bitchy people, but people that purposely go about to hurt you? Nope. We had better things to do. I always wondered if anybody's school was that of a YA book since It's only been 4 years for me. Loving the gifs!

  4. I'm assuming you are talking about Everneath - I can say you really aren't missing much by not reading the series haha. And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks the way high school portrayed is crazy! At first I was like...these books are really off on what high school was like..but then that became the norm in the books I was reading so I seriously was having like an identity crisis of sorts wondering if I was a terrible person in high school because I wasn't being bullied hahahaha. And also just really dumb. But I'm pretty sure I wasn't either of those?

  5. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsOctober 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Ahh crap, I had two pages open (I was reading this since it was linked) Sorry! I feel stupid now. I will definitely double check pages from now on. Haha no, well, if you were, then so was I. Mine didn't really have bullies, which sounds kind of weird, right? But we never, no one physically hurt anybody, you'd get name calling, but it was kind of like friendly banter. But then again, I spent most of my time in the art room.

  6. Haha I wouldn't worry about it, I figured out what you meant! Yeah I'd say that bullying likely happened here and there at my school, but it didn't seem like there was any one person who was consistently made fun of? But as you said - then again I spent most of my time in the band room haha!


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