A Little About Me

Hey! Janine* here.

Transitioning from teens to adulthood is rough. I’m going through it right now, since I recently moved out of my parent’s house and across the country to go to school. Life isn’t easy, and you will never really be prepared for it when the time comes to make it on your own. As hard as that is to handle, all I can do right now is do the best that I can, and hope that that’s enough. I’ve been through a lot in life, so I decided to document the past, and write about whatever comes next. For me, writing is the only way to make sense of what I’m going through, especially when it comes to relationships. My best writing has come from times of desperation. When I feel like there’s nothing left for me to do, I write.

I’m in my 20’s now. I live in Canada, joined the military at 17, and moved away from home a couple of years ago. I’m the youngest of four children. I’m doing a business degree, and have a thorough love for music. I have a lot of anxiety, and am often drawn to water to help relieve it. When I’m stressed out, I sit next to my favourite waterfall and I write. It’s relaxing and makes me feel like even when there’s so much I can’t control, right now, right here in this moment, things are the way they are meant to be.

Live though this, and you’ll never look back.

~Janine

*Pen name. All names will be changed to protect privacy.

23 responses to “A Little About Me”

  1. sarahmarie1632 says :

    i just want to say, i feel you with the anxiety thing. and if you ever need someone to talk to i will always be here for you. i know we dont really know each other. but already there are several things we have connected with. so if you ever need someone i am here. dont forget that.

  2. midnightpulse says :

    I really feel like I want to sit down and have a forever conversation with you. Bless your heart, you’re so inspiring.
    Thank you deeply for your blog.

  3. Read Stuff With Me! says :

    ‘My best writing comes from times of desperation.’ This is so true…so apt… Writing comes out to be my saviour too when I need hope, love, togetherness in life… Thanks for this blog…Am sure I am going to get much more out of it 🙂

  4. amandakokenge says :

    I was checking out the “Freshly Pressed” page and came across your tips to make my amateur blog better than amateur. I’m also (trying) to blog about becoming adult and I’m so glad I found yours! Thanks! It’s great!

  5. Neutral Zone says :

    Janine, Loved the blog. Would love to talk to you sometime about writing for another blog if you were interested. Contact us at rapideye.media@yahoo.com

  6. hannophenn says :

    Thank you for sharing that with your reader .I can relate to that and I feel very much the same even now and my transition from child to adult is quite a wile ago.Maybe it is my artist soul that is still a bit a child and will never be a full adult.

  7. natatie says :

    I really love to follow your thoughts, many of them I can understand very well. I love your style of writing!

  8. acsokel says :

    I don’t know why, but this made me cry. I’m in the very beginning stages of transitioning into an adult and 2011 was an incredibly difficult year for me. What got me through it was horses; training my horse was the only thing I felt in control of. I appreciate you sharing your experiences and I look forward to your future thoughts.

  9. lstillman65 says :

    Janine, I continue to be inspired by your writing and absolutely love, love, love your blog! I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can ping me back on my blog to get the rules. Keep up the great writing, please! It is fantastic!!!

  10. Theresa Jewel Ammons says :

    Wow! You’re so young. Believe me when I say there is a long road ahead of you. Yet, one day you’ll be 53 like me (or older) and wonder where the last 30 (+?) years have gone. Just keep writing.

  11. Theresa Jewel Ammons says :

    Janine, you’re blog is so terrific I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out http://jewelammons.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/liebster-award-official-acceptance/ for how to accept and pass it on.

  12. Kappaloca says :

    There is nothing to writing … I use this mantra when I do my Blogging Sessions with groups of people from my neighbourhood. Read some of your articles and found it fascinating. Keep writing. Looking forward to hear and read more from you.

  13. Priceless Joy says :

    I look forward to reading more of your posts. :0)

  14. annarosemeeds says :

    I love the name of your blog. What a beautiful quote! Anyway, I hope the very best for you as you stay strong and use writing to deal with the joys and struggles of life.

  15. imagine525 says :

    Hope everything is going ok….see you havent posted in awhile…..I love your writting 🙂

  16. xaaragirl says :

    Hi Janine!
    ❤ your blog! you're awesome ☺️

    💙 Zaara

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