this all began with handwriting…

you know how in elementary school you were required to learn cursive to “improve your handwriting”

or whatever other bs reasons they gave to force you to make curvy letters for a grade. wellll, i was never really that good at it. like, i’m sure i was just as good as everybody else in third grade, but only knowing third grade cursive as a senior in high school didn’t seem very good to me. when i say that my cursive was terrible, i mean horrendous. like it looked like i never learned how to write at all. so, i took on the task of improving my cursive this month and everyday i write in cursive in my journal to improve my skillllsss. i think that cursive handwriting and calligraphy is so beautiful and in a way it made me upset that i couldn’t write like that. but, i know that i can do anything with repetition and belief in myself so this day on october 9th i have to say that my cursive is MUCH better than when i began this little journey nine days ago. after only a week and some I’m almost a new person because I’m looking at handwriting, mine and others, much differently.

also, i am quite appalled that children hardly have to handwrite anything anymore in school. being able to type is great and that has practically replaced handwriting completely. this is an epidemic and it is honestly sad. letters show so much more emotion than a text message. through writing letters you learn so much. you learn the value of time and how patience is extremely important in life. you learn how to express yourself through your handwriting and the words you use broadening your vocabulary and strengthening your lexicon. you learn how to be quiet and simply listen because when you are reading letters you can’t interrupt the person talking you can only read till the end and respond with a completely clear mind after having read their whole side of the story.

i am sure we all know that this is apart of a much larger changing in our society, though. don’t we? i mean… you only turn in homework digitally. children are learning their vocabulary through tv and games on an iPad or iPhone. the elderly are watching more tv than they are talking to their family. we only talk through text and FaceTime. how can we even begin to understand each other if we never see or touch each other? how can we know what the real meaning is behind someone’s words when all we can see behind them is a gray bubble?

i don’t know if I’m making this out to be more than it really is and i am not discrediting any of the innovation of our generation, but i will say many of the values that made us a unified people before are gone and it doesn’t seem like anyone cares. should i care?

tell me in the comments what you think about cursive and handwriting in general…

do you think there is an epidemic happening? do you think it is good or bad? or are you just neutral?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017. this is the day my obsession began. no, I’m not crazy and no I’m not a stalker or anything, but i do think i can say that my obsession has progressed to an addiction.

the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem and I have admitted to my addiction, but i don’t think it is a problem. so, i am sure you are wondering and i won’t keep you guessing any longer (though from the featured image you already know). i am obsessed with scandal. yes, the tv show. if you have never watched the show, let me answer a couple of questions you must have. yes, the show is crazy. yes, many people die. yes, it involves the president (not cheeto puff, but a fictional president). yes, obviously, the show is addicting. and once you start, trust me, you cannot and frankly, you won’t want to stop.

i have been watching the show for a little over a week and a half and there hasn’t been a day where i didn’t watch AT LEAST one episode. season eight of scandal came out a few days ago and i am already on season six. there are approximately twenty episodes in each season sometimes less other times more, but that is a rough estimate. now, of course when you have an addiction you don’t get into it alone. you don’t do coke by yourself the first time or at least you don’t get into it alone. so, like an other addiction i began with two other people. my mom and my sister. who would’ve thought right. your family getting you into something. but then again your family also supports you right, in all of your endeavors. now my dad has also joined and we watch scandal everyday. like clockwork, scandal just plays on the tv. episode after episode after episode. but i love it. i love this show and it is crazy. frankly no one on this show is safe. Shonda Rhimes will play with your emotions (she is the writer and producer of this show). but then again that is her m.o. just like in grey’s anatomy (yet, another show i love) she will kill off anyone and the drama only gets wilder and wilder. i am not going to give any spoilers or explain exactly why i love this show because you just need to watch it and find out. i don’t know whether to recommend this show or not because it is great and everyone should watch, but also you shouldn’t watch if you actually want to keep living a life. with scandal, scandal is your life.

so i guess the answer to the title of this blogpost is yes. i am obsessed.

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