Hey, there I am!

How’s it going? The name’s Ruby.

I’m currently in the middle of getting my life in order.

I have a ton of interests: art, health, writing, entertainment, beauty, food… I have something to say about pretty much anything. I don’t always feel comfortable voicing my opinions, though. Not in person anyway.

Maybe it’s the way I come off when I talk to people. Maybe I give off the wrong vibe. Or maybe I just don’t have the social skills of a normal person. I’m socially awkward sometimes and I’m probably not the most emotionally intelligent person in the room most of the time. I defy you to point me in the direction of an average person who is, though.

I’ve been writing since I was a teen, recreationally. I’m not ashamed to admit it either. If I couldn’t articulate how I was feeling somehow I don’t know what shape I’d be in today. My life basically depended on it. I find it still does now. Don’t you have a lifeline, too?

So I’m going to do the best I can to organize my thoughts here. If you agree with me, great! If you don’t, that’s great, too! Can’t get along with everyone and quite frankly, I find controversy refreshing. If you have anything to say, I invite you to do so here without reservation. I’m looking forward to see how things go here!

– AkaiMiko

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    • Hmm honestly! I would love to be able to make a career out of it within a year. Whether it’s in blogging or copywriting or creative writing, I’d love to make a living out of it.

      • Good for you! I find the number one way I get writing gigs is by reaching out on social media. Network with other writers, companies that need writers, marketing firms or whatever circle of writing you want to bet published in. You have to put yourself out there to get seen, and hired. Keep in touch! ~Angela

  1. Honestly, I am have had people tell me I am socially awkward, but since someone told me that thirteen years ago and seeing how insensitive and inattentive the so called social butterflies can be, I would rather be me than them. A lot of people who put on a show of being social are not even listening to things other people say, and I noticed this one day when I was having a conversation with a person everyone thought of very fondly, but he did not even recall major things people were telling him. He basically was just putting on a show. I think in writing I am more daring with expressing my opinions too, and I guess over the years I just have learned to care less about what people think about my opinion. Not that I do not care about people, but I think it is more important to be true to yourself than to worry about how others will perceive us.

  2. Hi! Nice to meet you. I’m with Sherry – almost 50 years and I am still sorting it all out. I think by now, I am pretty happy with basic life chaos though. Looking forward to reading about your journey!

  3. You are quite young and have so much time to figure things out. As you age, and your ducks begin to fall into a row, you’ll find they don’t want to stay there. Life is the search for attempting to get our ducks into rows. What we all eventually learn is there are no neat rows, only messy ducks. You may even discover the ducks aren’t really ducks, but a collection of fowl you didn’t know existed! Life is wonderful, zany, sad, angry, happy and every other feather in between.
    You seem like the type of young woman who already has a good handle on the ducks and isn’t going to make herself crazy trying to get them into rows – and that’s a really good thing. 🙂
    AnnMarie

  4. I super appreciated your post about the mandolin from hell, having recently had mandolin incident where I couldn’t determine whether I would need stitches or not. Sweet potato chips are dead to me, and hope your thumb is better.

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