About

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–October 31st, 2015–

I’m Miriam.

You probably already knew that, because if you’re reading this you’re probably my grandma or a friend. But anyway.

At the time of writing I have dived into my fourth and final year of university in Vancouver, BC. I started this blog in the summer before second year as a way to force myself to do new things: after all, if I didn’t go out, I’d have little to write about. While Milk and Thought Bubbles is a journal of sorts, its purpose has really been about getting me out of my house, trying new restaurants, and exploring Vancouver.

I’m a more proactive person than I was two years ago, but I still like blogging. I plan to continue.

Life is good.

–Taken from my Tumblr, January 2013–

Figured my departure from high school meant I’d need a new “about me”, but first year of university is basically over and I still haven’t sat down to write this. Maybe I’ll do that now.

I live a nice quiet life in Vancouver, Canada. I don’t do much, except for read and tumbl. Sometimes I bake. But not much. I try to jog, but it’s tough because I’ve got the cardio of a mildly obese child. (Thankfully, I am not actually a mildly obese child).

I don’t really know what I want to do with my life. But I do like reading and writing. I mean, look: people find something in being human that makes them think, “Well, I can do this, so I might as well take advantage of it.” Like swimming because they have a functioning body, or astrophysics because they have a brain that’s curious about that sort of thing. And that’s pretty cool, that you can love something because there’s a part of being human that allows you to do it.

For me, it’s the fact that I’m literate. That’s pretty unimpressive, because literacy in Vancouver is close to 100%, but I enjoy it so I figure I might as well make the most of it. So I read and read and read and write.

I like history, too, because if fiction attempts to impress upon you different aspects of the human condition, then history does the very same but proves it, in a way. Like, it’s all well and good to say that the American Dream is an impossible reality for most, destructive at its worst, and misleading at its best, but where’s the concrete proof? The actual experiences and thoughts of people who’ve chased it, or fallen into it, or analyzed it can help us understand that better.

Whenever I think about what I want to do with my life—well, first. Okay. See, opening that door leads straight to a world of horror and misery, like there’s this crumby pathway marred by heavy rain and soggy green fields and hobos lining the sideroads, so I stay away from it as best I can. Then I think about how ridiculous the view from the open door looks and chuckle, until a large gust of wind sends the rain in my direction, and I quickly shut it again.
Or maybe it’s not that bad. Thinking of the future is just a pain in the ass, really. And it does concern me.
When I was in high school, I went to the central library to look for books on the history of Czechoslovakia. This was the first time I was looking for history books, or anything that could be found beyond the first and second floors, so I asked for help once I reached the sixth. The person who helped me out was an older guy, and he seemed to know a lot about European history for a general librarian (I thought he was a general librarian at the time. He’s not, he specializes in history. Which should be obvious, but whatever). I didn’t know much about librarians (clearly), but just the way he talked about the subject matter—Czechoslovakia and how it was created/destroyed/impacted by the Treaty of Versailles—and went around showing me which sections and which books to consider, made me want to do what he did. And so whenever I go to VPL downtown, I remember that I kind of want to be a librarian.
But not really. But sort of?
I don’t know. If I really think about it, I just want to do something that involves reading and/or writing. I’ll do both of them anyway, regardless of whatever career I end up with, but they say “do what you love,” and I don’t want that concept to be restricted to my romantic life.
I’ve also thought about other things, like being a comic strip artist, a journalist, a blogger; being a product demonstrator—specifically, you know, someone who sleeps in the beds of mattress stores to convince people that the mattresses on sale will really help them get a better sleep. Not actually sure if the job exists, but for the sake of my future I think it should.
Anyway, I should wrap this up.
tl;dr: I have interests but don’t know where I’m going. It’s pretty cool that I’m alive and everything. I appreciate it.
Any questions, feel free to ask.

4 responses to “About

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