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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Super Serena: Then and Now

I think it's pretty clear that I've always been cool, and awfully super!  But it's really interesting to look through things from my past and recognize consistency between what I did then and what I do now.

I'm not sure if I should be scared out of my mind or happy that some of my habits haven't changed.

I've always written.  Not just stories or in a diary, I use writing as therapy.  I didn't know that's what I was doing when I was 11, but I understood that the world made sense when I wrote things out.  To this day, I feel so much better getting something out of my head and onto paper.  Even if it's just, "Launch SKS website? :) Get yo shit together, GIRL!"

Here are the three types of writing that I find myself doing in the past and present:

1. Self-Affirmation (And the occasional tough love.)

2. To-do lists (Everything goes on the to-do list. "Go to work" is on the to-do list.)

3. Comics (Did you know I write comics sometimes?  And YES, I'm counting comics as writing.)

And before you think to yourself:

Yes. Yes it is.

Let's rip this band-aid off, people.

Self-affirmations, then:

"Serena Raymond   Dear me,  Hey. A reminder that, I should do well in school.  School's important, no matter how boring it is.  Any way, I should always do my homework!  It's very important!  Just so I/you/me knows!  Serena Raymond"

Self-affirmations, now:

"Monthly Goal: Stay focused, do not give up on your ideas. Cool your frustrations. Calm yourself, concentrate.  What do you want?  It's time you work towards it.  It's time you turn passionate. Finish a project, move onto the next. This is your career. Act like it. <3"

I like to think I've gotten more eloquent with these.  Also, I don't have to remind myself of my name so much.

To-do lists then:

"Take polaroid to school!!  Purple.  Downstairs.  Where pants w/ pockets.  Remember $30!  -Serena (10:23 p.m. June 19, 2001)"  [Side note, yes that "alounece" is me trying to spell allowance. I still keep track of my finances like that. I swear I can spell now.]
To-do lists, now:

I now give myself time constraints and get specific with my breakfast.
As a bonus, here's the to-do list I make within the confines of my timed to-do list:

I remind myself to shower.  I am this neurotic.

I've given up signing my name and writing the exact time and date.  I'm, like, really easy-going now.

Comics, then:

"Alien Fund  Donate A Brain"

"Brain Box"  Human says, "You'll love it, changes ya life!"
A "Going in" sign and lots of excited humans.
The alien says, "Thanks for the brain! It will be fully controlled by tomorrow." One human says, "Ok. Ok. Sure!" while the one with his skull opens thinks something to the effect of, "So soon?"
Two exits: "Going out" and "Somewhere"

That "Somewhere" leads to "World Domination."  ....I think.

Comics, now:

Yay for out-of-context pictures from a blog post you've never seen!
I'm not sure my comics have gotten much more intelligent.

So, for the past 11 years I've essentially been doing the same things.  Though, with a few minor exceptions, I've been doing these things better.

After making this post, I have answered one of my childhood quandaries.  I totally understand why boys didn't like me in middle school.

I don't think making these pictures made me seem like much of a catch:

I'm not captioning this, it's just strawberries killing people.  Fucking go with it.
To sum up.  Me, then:

Me, now:

Eleven years in between.

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