I've been a member of this website for 7 months and I haven't yet written a journal entry. Why? Because I'm not a fan of writing about myself - I'm in no way an interesting person - and this year has been full of so much grey there's been really no point.
I'll start with the basics I guess, a journal is a place for rambling so....I'm going to ramble. xD
My name's Tara, I'm 21 years old, I'm British and I'm a student. Nothing overly interesting about that, and nothing overly new, strange or startling considering it's already on my profile! I'm a combined languages and computing student, but over the course of this year I've decided that languages are my stronger point and I'm now focusing harder on that! I've been learning French since I was 11, technically 6 if you include the after-school club my Mum forced me to go to in Primary School, and have also dabbled in Spanish (lo siento, yo no hablo espaÃ±ol), Japanese (ã‚ãŸã—ã¯ã‚¿ãƒ¼ãƒ©ã§ã™ã€‚) and Chinese (*insert Chinese here aha*), as well as being able to introduce myself in basic Italian... I like the puzzle of languages, and being able to meet different people from all over the world and communicate to them in their mother tongue!
I love writing, have always loved it really, but I've found it increasingly difficult these past few years to pull my inspiration and words together to produce anything really worth...finishing, let alone reading - one of the downsides of focusing heavily on another language, my ability to write creatively in English died a small death! But this year I've been so inspired and helped along so much and I've been having fun constructing my own little worlds and putting them to paper.
Which brings me to this: One of the things I never thought would happen when my friend sent me the Rage Quit - Surgeon Simulator video back at the beginning of February to cheer me up was that, sitting here in October, I'd have met so many wonderfully, amazing people from corners of the world I've never been to or never had friends from before - just because we've all been brought together by the magic of Rooster Teeth.
I've had my down moments, a lot of them actually - this year has been terrible for them, but being able to come back at the end of the day and watch hilariously funny videos by an amazing company - a company that I hold a lot of respect for as something that came from nothing to being so successful and able to inspire millions worldwide - and being able to discuss them with a group of fantastic people who I'm so lucky to have found has done absolute wonders for keeping my spirits up even when life kept throwing bricks at me...
So thanks guys!!!