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I really enjoy that this photo highlights my dark circles — truly my essence

Hi! I’m Cara.

I’m starting this blog because I want to and I can, I guess? I don’t know, man, why does anyone do anything?

Things about me:

I’m a red head, I’m a junior in college, I go to school in Boston, I recently turned 21. (I’m excited that I can now attend those wine and sunset painting workshops with my local soccer moms. I’m not kidding, I’ve always wanted to go. Hit me up, Jody and/or Susan)

I co-host a weekly One Direction podcast called Talk Direction

I’m a big fan of naps

I’m a “look at the moon!!!!!!” type of person. I’m also a “look at that dog!!!!!!!!!” type of person. This applies to any cool leaf or rock as well. I like getting excited about small things, apathy is 😴

I… don’t know what else to say?

This is giving me hardcore cringey flashbacks to those “introduce yourself and say one interesting fact about yourself!” ice breaker things teachers make you do on the first day of class. (I thought I’d be safe from those in college but ALAS.)

I usually go with “my eyes change color” which tbh, I’m not even sure is true but it’s interesting enough while also vague enough not to disturb the air of mystery I’ve worked hard to curate.

I feel like twins have it the best in these situations. You can say you’re a twin and people are SHOCKED and AMAZED but in the end, you really didn’t divulge anything truly personal. Forever a bit pissed that the egg I was made from didn’t split in two, ice breakers would’ve been a breeeeeeze.

(I texted my friend who’s a twin and asked her what personal fact she went with in ice breaker situations and she said she always goes with the twin thing so it’s #confirmed.)

Anyway, much like the rest of my life, I don’t have a clear plan for this blog.

I really like having the podcast as a way to talk with people from all over and even though it’s technically a One Direction podcast, we tie in a bunch of other things that might not be completely related (ie. intersectional feminism or like, the nuances of hot chocolate consumption.)

But still, it’s a bit limited. Also, writing is my preferred method of communication so I thought I might as well dip my toes into the blogging pool, if you will. 🏄

I’ve had a bunch of blogs over the years that I’ve kept private but wrote in them like people would actually see them. It’s embarrassing, I know, but I think this (and the podcast) marks a change in the attitude I hold about the validity and importance of my thoughts and experiences.

Valuing yourself is really cool, man, and it’s the best thing I could’ve started to do during the 21 years I’ve been on this big ol’ rock we call Earth.

Damn, I’m getting sappy the first post in. I need to pull it together.

I never know how to end things so I’ll just leave you with this video of golden retriever puppies, a two minute video that is absolutely Oscar-worthy.


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