About Catherine

 

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Hello there! I’m Catherine, an 18 year old high school senior in Atlanta, who will be attending college in Evanston 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.

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.

I’m strict in documenting my growth as a writer. 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 else I do in my free time

  1. 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.

  2. Violin – private lessons, volunteer orchestra, chamber orchestra, and school orchestra – I’ve done it all!

  3. 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! 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Does this blog count? Psh, of course. I put my heart and soul into this thing.

Contact me

neverstationary@gmail.com

25 comments

    • SoundEagle

      Hi Catherine,

      SoundEagle agrees with tfaswift, and would like to congratulate you for being mature and eloquant at a young age.

      At SoundEagle’s blog, you would find that we have much in common to the extent that the blog also serves as a kind of journal in which many styles and ideas can come into existence and be shared with others.

      SoundEagle hopes that you continue to do very well and find fulfillment in whatever you enjoy doing and savouring, especially through being “Never Stationary Because we’re constantly evolving”.

      Cheers!

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  1. Mysoresoul

    Hi, love your changing styles, as my good friend Seeker says….”oh so young” :)
    I like reading blogs by the under 20’s there is a refreshing innocence about life and experiences. Your writing is just that and I will return as for my experiences in IT please take down your email address and put up a form instead, this will help keep you safe online. But again thats your choice, I was 16 once…….a long time ago. :)

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  3. tfaswift

    Hi Catherine, just in case you weren’t aware, I have started the Blog Challenge Poll so people can vote for the person with the best answers. If you’d like to get some votes, you might like to encourage your readers, friends etc to vote for you! You can also vote for yourself. The Poll will only allow one vote per WordPress account and per IP address. Here’s the link – http://tfaswift.com/2012/12/15/vote-poll-1/

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    • catdiggedydog

      WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH! It means a great deal that I was nominated, even if people consider it having a “chain-mail effect.” I’m not even sure I follow 11 blogs, to be honest, but I will definitely give it a try. Thanks so much! :)

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      • tfaswift

        You’re very welcome. :-) The first time I got an Award, I didn’t know enough blogs to nominate either, so I had to go searching for some! But in doing so I actually met some nice new bloggers. Anyway, it’s up to you. Just thought I’d offer. :-)

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  4. tfaswift

    Hi! I noticed that you invite writing prompts and guest post submissions. I would be ever so grateful if you might answer a question on my blog? I’ve set up a “blogging challenge” but it’s optional to do the whole challenge (5 questions total). Really, I’d be happy for people to answer just one or two questions for fun. If you’d be willing, you can come to my blog and browse through the Slider on my homepage to choose a question. I’d love your input because I follow your blog and I know you’re a very good writer. If you’re interested, this is my blog: http://tfaswift.wordpress.com/ The questions are in the Slider and there are 5 in total. :-)

    And please feel free to invite me to answer anything on your blog as well. I’m always happy to contribute. I like a challenge!

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        • catdiggedydog

          So from reading your post about the whole challenge, I’m a little confused. Is the challenge just to comment on posts that we find interesting? And then I have to post them on my blog? What is a ping-back?

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          • tfaswift

            Hi catdiggedydog, sorry, I didn’t mean to confuse. You don’t need to do the whole challenge if you don’t want (which involves answering all 5 questions, doing a ping back etc).

            If you want you can just choose any question/s you like and leave regular feedback on my blog. But if you *want* to, you can also copy and paste your answers here as a post on your own blog. Then if you just make a reference to my blog where you found the question (copy and paste the url for the post that you’re answering) that will be fine.

            If know how to make the reference to my blog a clickable link then that will send me a ping back (like a reference). But you don’t have to do that. You can just leave regular feedback on my blog if you like. That would be great, and I’d really appreciate it. Any question/s you like. One would be enough. Thank you so much! :-)

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