Below the cut is the old version of my “About Me” page, which I want to keep logged away for my own benefit. It’s a little treasure, really: an insight into who I was five years ago. I really haven’t changed all that much, but it’s been enough that the page no longer describes who I am. And I’m truly all right with updating my own understanding of who I am in comparison to who I was and who I will most likely become. So you can ignore this. Goodness knows that I really haven’t posted much of anything here in years. But this will be my own hidden snapshot of past-Missi.
Hi, my name is Missi, and I have a strange fascination with zombies and the magic that is Germany. I love religion and politics, especially when being discussed at the same time, but that’s the more philosophical and argumentative side of me. It seems that I’m far too British for being a kid raised in Missouri, but I’m sure you’ll understand–just as you’ll learn to understand that I call myself a cripple in the kindest way possible and relate everything in life to my INTJ personality type or fashion.
I am a girl who prefers a complicated, rhetorical sentence to explain something as opposed to a slew of ten simple sentences to say the same thing. Because, at the end of the day, I believe we are all measured on our wits and our efficiency. Maybe it’s also why I enjoy sarcasm and humour so much; they just seem much more effective.
My major faults lie in that I can be cold, self-centred, and I interrupt people while speaking (though my best-friends will tell you this is untrue). But, I feel that I can make it up to you, because I’m naturally kind/cheerful, love helping others, altogether fun levels of weird, and have a strong mind. I used to become easily jealous, but I’ve found that, after accepting some defeat, that no longer comes naturally to me. Also, depending on who you are, you may or may not appreciate my constant connections between daily life and Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and Pokèmon. I will also harass you about why cats are better than dogs and why sweatpants are ugly. Don’t take it personally.
I have some great friends. They know who they are.
I’m currently attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, in order to become a psychologist. I am a natural mediator between people, which would help in a career of family or marriage counselling, so now it’s the mad-dash to find doctoral programmes. I constantly ask myself what I’ve gotten into, and yet I look forward to this path through life more than you’d ever know.
Prosopagnosia, or facial blindness, is what I thank for my deep love of fashion, particularly edgy and sophisticated European styles. I watch what people wear, how they do their hair, small characteristics, purse styles, et cetera, in order to recognise them. This means that, while I may never remember your face after two years of knowing you, I will know every purse you own or pair of heels or button on your messenger bag. Paying so close attention to what people wear has influenced what I like and do not like, and I find myself perusing fashion blog after fashion blog while at work or procrastination.
If you’re interested in some ways I lead my life, here are some tidbits: I’m a vegetarian who’s bordering on pescetarian, my audiophile self is addicted to good headphones, Animal Farm by George Orwell is my favourite book , I keep my notes on loose leaf paper, I’m terrified of water–in any form yet I drink three litres per day, I don’t call my self Christian but monotheistic, I don’t like musicals and find them overly cheesy (exceptions include Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Grease, and My Fair Lady), seafood grosses me out only because I’m allergic to it, I’ve been keeping detailed diaries since I was able to first write, and I have a fond love of European fashion blogs.
My blog is a weird mix of a not-so-private diary and headline in what is going on in my life. This usually becomes a muddled platform of mental health blogs, bitching about friends and family, and musing about my great loves for art, music, and psychology. I also tend to write a lot about my own dealings with depression, entertainment reviews, and cultural analyses. Hopefully, you’ll find something here that you enjoy.
If you want to find me, look to the nearest tree. I’ll be sitting there with a copy of Harry Potter, a Nickel Creek CD, and a cup of tea, just waiting for you to make me laugh.
As a note, all password protected blogs have the answers somewhere in my “Maths and Things” page. I protect blogs to keep them from spam when I deal with sensitive subjects, so I want to make sure that you are a person I know.