To blog or not to blog? That is the question.
Ironically, I ask myself this every time I sit down to write a post. I consistently have these internal battles with myself; questions plaguing my mind about what to write, who would listen, how will people respond to my opinions, where would I find the inspiration or time to write and why was this so important to me. It was only until recently that I decided to answer my own questions. It was not the principle of putting my thoughts to paper. It was the principle of being able to share my thoughts and opinions while wanting to engage others to seek out their own inspirations and put it to use.
I believe that each of us have a purpose in this world. Whether that purpose be to inspire or challenge one another is up to us. So why am I writing this post? I write this post because I feel like the first step to being able to challenge or inspire someone is to tell them who you are. To be as candid as possible and that is what I wish to achieve to you, the reader, through this post.
So who I am?
A pretty hefty question. I could sum up all the positive qualities I see in myself or things I’m good at but I do not necessarily believe that, that will give you a strong interpretation of who I am. So where do I begin? Let’s start with the basics …
My name is Samantha Maurice but I prefer to go by Sam, so feel free to call me that if you’d like. I’m twenty-three years old and I grew up in Maple, Ontario. I’m currently studying Marketing Management at Seneca College, Markham Campus and I have a degree in English Literature from York University. I’m an avid reader; reading genres that span from fiction, mystery, biography and young-adult fiction just to name a few. My favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I don’t have a favourite musical genre that I listen to frequently (I like to call my iPod “Canada”, an ode to my country because of it’s diversity eh!). I can’t play a musical instrument and math, to me, is the enemy.
I enjoy singing … seriously. You can ask my shower and car, they think I deserve a Grammy and don’t even get my started on karaoke! I am a celebrity guru so ET Canada and ETalk I’m waiting for the phone call (maybe they lost my number or something?). Up until I was thirteen, I was convinced my Hogwarts letter got lost in the mail but the inner child in me is still convinced my parents kept it from me (they probably just couldn’t handle that kind of responsibility). I can’t cook to save my life and my room is kept in organized chaos.
I’d like to think I’m a good friend and more often then not, I allow people to take advantage of my kindness. I love to joke around in the most sarcastic way possible, which sometimes comes off as if I’m being rude. I post way to many selfies on Instagram. I post way to many inspiration quotes as my Facebook status. Actually, I think I post way to much on social media in general!
I have a serious addiction to Netflix. I’m convinced I received a law degree after binge watching all ten episodes of Making of a Murder as well as a medical degree from Grey/Sloan Memorial Hospital courtesy from all the doctors on Grey’s Anatomy (thank you Shonda Rhimes!). I have a soft spot for boy bands. The only language I speak is English. I’m extremely quiet when you first meet me because I like to observe people and get a sense of who someone is before I interact with them. You can tell how I’m feeling almost automatically, I have a terrible tendency to show my emotion on my face and in my actions. And if you ask me about One Tree Hill prepare for me to tell you that Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott were the greatest pairing of all time, regardless of how it all ended (Rest in peace Brucas. You are sorely missed by me).
I could continue to go on about who I am, what I like, what I hate, what I’m good and what I’m terrible at. But to you, my reader, I have to leave you with some mystery don’t I? I mean, what fun would that be … am I right? So, here’s what I can promise. I can promise to provide you with my honest thoughts and feelings about movies, music, books, news segments etc. I encourage you to ask me questions and provide me with ideas about things you’d like to hear my thoughts on. I believe this is a teamwork between you and I so feel free to drop me any ideas or even just introduce yourself.
With my final note, I encourage you all to be the voices whispered in the silence. To do the things that scare you. To stand by your opinions and to never have anyone tell you otherwise. This is my first post of many. I can’t wait to see what you all have to say.