Hello there! I’m Catherine. I’m 18 years old, and I’m a senior in high school in Atlanta, GA. I’ll be attending college in Evanston, Chicago next fall.
This blog is, for one, relatable. It is an opinion column from my perspective, based on my experiences and musings. It is nostalgic, it is detailed. It is random, and it is expressive. It is me.
Why I’m Here
I don’t pay for this site; I love being a total amateur. I’m so young! I don’t want to lose myself in the process of streamlining or regulating the blog too much.
I want a place to express my opinions in a mature, yet liberated way. The blog will be mine. Here, you can find me writing as freely as I’d like, but being held accountable by the identity that I’ve created here on the interwebs.
I’d like to harmonize writing for myself and writing for others. I’m still searching for that balance, and I’m wary about settling down and defining a focus, but I’m definitely on my way. I run the blog; the blog does not run me.
How I write my posts
I am working my way up to proofreading every post, but the truth is, I’m lazy about that so many grammatical mistakes and spelling errors sometimes go unnoticed, but I’m strict in documenting my growth as a writer. As a consequence of my carelessness, I’m not going to go back and fix errors. It will push me to be more careful when publishing, so that from scrolling through my blog, it is evident that I’ve come a long way.
What does “Never Stationary” mean?
My opinions, writing styles, and views are constantly changing as I go through life and acquire new experiences; the progress I make in my writing is demonstrated through each post. I may not believe what I wrote last week.
Why I love writing
This I love about freedom of the press:
I created this blog with a desire to express myself through creative writing. It’s not a rant about my personal life. I hope to incorporate lots of different writing styles into my posts, whether it be poetry, persuasion, how-to’s, or just free writing that I post without re-reading.
Writing is a life-changing activity that allows for lots of reflection and self-expression. While many can express themselves through dance or art, I do so mainly through putting it into words.
Where inspiration strikes
I get it from a variety of sources – my daily life, writing prompts on the internet, as well as other blogs. I’ll often “remix” topics to accommodate my interests.
Now onto more personal topics…
- Policy debate - We debate about government policies. The 2013-14 topic is economic engagement with Latin American countries. Our school goes to tournaments all around the country all year long – from this, I’ve learned a lot about public speaking, argumentation, risk analysis, the economy, asteroid extinction and port dredging.
Violin – private lessons, volunteer orchestra, chamber orchestra, and school orchestra – I’ve done it all!
Think North Korea - it’s a school organization that my friend and I created. Startups are always difficult to maintain, but I’m having the time of my life attempting to do so. We have presentations at local high schools to raise awareness about the North Korean human rights crisis and attend fundraisers to raise money for North Korean refugees, in accordance with Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a global non-profit. Read our official blog!
FOFE – Far Out Far East – an Asian Diversity club! It’s basically food and movies for anyone who is interested in learning about East Asian culture.
Music Columnist for School Newspaper – my column is called “Songs and Soliloquies” I stole the name from my friend Colin, thank you Colin, you rock. I write about anything music related, but I don’t confine myself to mainstream music.
Does this blog count? Psh, of course. I put my heart and soul into this thing.
My favorite book
Easily A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It makes me nostalgic for a time period in which I’ve never lived, yet I can relate to it so well, as the main character Francie is growing up with contradicting opinions and beliefs, with a love for reading and writing. I’ll read it whenever I can. Read more about it here or here!