Today is Wednesday, May 26, 2010. It's a normal day really; you're on summer vacation and you have to close at work tonight. Do you remember working today? Sex and the City 2 comes out at your theater at midnight tonight, and you got stuck closing for it, even though you openly show your affection for the Sex and the City series. Oh well, you can always see it tomorrow.
It's a normal day really, but overnight you managed to gain over 150 new blog followers (and counting, as of press time.)
Remember your blog, "The Musings of a Wannabe Star"? The blog that was on its fourth name when it finally got picked up to be a Blog of Note? Yes, that one. Do you still blog on "Musings"? Do you still blog at all? Did you manage to fully pursue the Journalism degree? I only ask because you have a history of quitting things; softball, art, soccer...none of those lasted very long.
But writing was always different for you, ever since you first dreamed about the plush chair in an open office tens of floors up, with a view of a skyline. You know, in seventh grade when you dreamed about being an editor of a magazine, you never defined that skyline. You never picked a city. I know you say now that Chicago is the greatest city in the world, but did you make it to New York? Are you in L.A. now? Are you still in the country? Or are you still in your cornfields town? These are the things I wish I knew.
Writing was always different in that it never wavered; it never changed, it never took a different route, so to speak. Your writing was always there: you could write about anything. And remember that feeling in high school when you became a part of the newspaper staff? It felt so...right. And even though you didn't know if you wanted to stick with newspapers, being on the staff and writing for people and telling their stories made you feel alive.
I wonder what you're up to these days.
If I had to give you advice here and now, at the age of nineteen sitting on my bed with my laptop burning my legs, there's one thing I'd have to say. Keep thinking big. You never thought you'd see the day where you had more than twenty blog followers. Then again, you never thought you could be editor in chief of your college paper after a year of hard work. Keep dreaming. I can honestly tell you right now that writing feels amazing, and if you can do it for the rest of your life, don't let anything stop you. Cause I'm really not sure where else you are going to find a passion like this. So I hope you're still writing. Maybe you only do so in your spare time, but I know you have the guts and passion to pursue it the whole way through. Remember, your family doesn't say you put on the "Jessi show" for no reason; you're pushy, obnoxious and borderline annoying. Use that to your advantage.
So Jessi, are you more than a Wannabe Star yet?
(P.S. Is Aerosmith still together? Did you see them in concert again? Are they still your favorite band?! I MUST know!)