After googling “how to start a blog” three times after I wrote that last sentence, I’ve concluded the best way to segway into more posts and introduce to you everything great that is Shelby, I’ll write ten things about me.
1. I just HAVE to listen to music everyday.
2. I luuuuv my friends more than anything! :)
3. I’m secretly SUCH a nerd lolololol don’t judgeeee
4. OMG Chocolate… <3
5. I’m shy when you first meet me but crazy when you actually get to know-
Here are more narrowed down, but equally as self indulgent, things about me:
1. I’m studying film and video in school right now. I really like producing, editing, writing and art direction. I wrote, produced and dressed up a bunch of teenage girls as living dolls. I’m thinking about using that line on every job interview, date and social outing.
2. I have a rare disorder known as P.A.N.D.A.S., Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections.
3. I’ve always hated that the name of my disorder is abbreviated to that. It’s hard to get people to take a disorder seriously when after I explain to people that I have it, I have to follow it with “yeah, I know. It’s name is silly.” and “Uh huh. I like the bear too.”
4. I’ve recently really gotten into feminism, and it’s one of the only things that makes me feel empowered anymore. There’s a lot too it, and I really want it to evolve past the concept of “Women still pissed off that a couple years ago they couldn’t vote” and “vagina-y things that demand to be treated better than men.” I’m really into the aspect of looking for things I can do personally as a women, to make things fair for both genders in society. I’m also interested in body image empowerment, for people as wide as a bear, and as skinny as a plank. Everyone shames everyones body types, and it isn’t cool.
5. I interned at a big name post house in Manhattan when I was a freshmen in college, it was a great opportunity and it gives me a chance to guilt myself at not screwing things up but also be extremely cocky at the same time. “Shelby, you were on an editing staff that worked directly with JANES ADDICTION, and you can’t even remember to use a coaster?!” and “Wow, for someone who LIVED IN GREENWICH VILLAGE for a month and a half you really could have gotten higher than an 85 on that test.”
6. The next summer, I spent the same amount of time at the Mclean OCDI center. It was an unlocked center for people to live for a month or two who have OCD. I met a group of people there that you only figure you could meet in dramatic teen novels and an highbrow HBO series, I learned a lot about life there, but most importantly how awesome and great and cool I am. I get at least one message a week from people of all ages, social classes and genders, telling me that I’m “fierce and fabulous.”
7. When I was 14, I was afraid of most men in the world. Not in a “I’m so shy and guarded isn’t my mistrust of you endearing?” romantic comedy sort of way.
I knew a lot of people in junior high who were abused, so that fear manifested through my OCD into a full blown fear of talking to or even being near men. I worked through it almost completely, and the only things left from it, are that I get incredibly anxious when a man sleeps in the same room as me, unless I’m in a relationship with him or occasionally, if it’s a homosexual man.
8. Tina Fey is my role model. She’s the perfect mix of celebrating her imperfections, without coming across as a lovable nobody, and celebrating how great she is, without coming off as someone who celebrates how great she is.
9. I’ve won two out of two consecutive best dressed contests at my school’s campus movie fest. My outstanding ability to put on a patterned black dress and stand infront of a backdrop with one arm down and the other one behind my back has earned me 75$, lead to significant events in my life and meeting about 50% of people I know on campus.
10. Every two years I have amazing luck. This is usually followed by four years of terrible, terrible luck. The kind of luck you get after spitting on the graves of twenty-six leprechauns.
Anywoo, this is a rough draft of my first non introduction blog post. Feedback is nice and cool and amazing.
See you later,
Shelbettes (title of fans of Shelby still undergoing brainstorming)