A Lot More Than Basic





These are pictures of my latest creation. It’s what is called an Amineko cat. πŸ™‚

I am so out of the 20-something loop and have been since I turned 20. I ALWAYS felt out of place among my college peers, but it didn’t make me feel like an outcast. I never wanted to be like many of the people I took class with. There were few that I actually felt a connection to, but as is standard of me, I never kept that connection going. I still live in the city of my Alma Mater because K is still working toward his PhD.

Now, however, I’m considered a townie. I feel old among this crowd of teens, Freshmen. There is always that type of girl somewhere that I don’t feel a connection with, who scare me a little because they all seem very similar.

I now have a term for this. It took me forever to catch on and I finally had to Google it after hearing it a few times and wondering what it is.

This term is “basic.” I kind of had an idea what this referred to. Well, here’s an Urban dictionary version of what a “Basic Girl” is.

I am actually very glad to say that I am not “basic.”

I don’t want to stereotype or generalize any person into what I consider a group of people, but honestly, I met so many women in college who fit this mold.

In my opinion, everyone is unique, even if they are trying to do their best to “fit in” to the crowd of their choice. I have never had that inkling. I’ve always done my own thing, especially now as an adult. I just do what I want, when I want, and how I want. Β Especially since beginning sertraline, I literally just couldn’t care less what others think of me πŸ™‚

I actually came up with a list of things that I felt fit me uniquely and that I’m ok with.

I Am Proud Of:Β 

  1. Being a cat mom.
  2. Speaking in my “natural” SW Indiana accent, which at times can sound uneducated, to put it bluntly.
  3. Teaching myself to crochet & to make awesome Pokemon amigurumi.
  4. My interest in learning about history.
  5. My love of reading.
  6. My interest in cleaning my car, probably this is OCD-related, but I tend to really like having a clean car.
  7. Playing PS3 and actually being good at it.
  8. Sometimes talking like my dad or brother.
  9. Having a sarcastic sense of humor like my grandpa.
  10. Knowing how to make a quilt.
  11. My interest in genealogy.
  12. Not really enjoying any type of popular music. I’d rather listen to nature sounds.
  13. Working to manage my OCD.
  14. Making a mean bowl of oatmeal πŸ˜‰
  15. My knowledge of K’s culture.

I wrote this list on a sheet of paper while on break at work, so these are sporadic to say the least.

What makes you proud of being you? Β I’d love to hear from you! Β You can send me a message through the contact form below or post a comment to the page.

Enjoy your day everyone!


17 thoughts on “A Lot More Than Basic

  1. I know what you mean about not fitting in. I decided a long time ago that it was more important to be me, and I truly don’t care what other people think of me. I have to accept myself, anyone else isn’t for me to say.

    1. Isn’t that kind of realization so relieving? I just love how it is to be an adult away from petty high school things and just being myself. Even though I’m still trying to figure out what “being myself” means.

      1. You will find that no matter how old you get, there’s always petty high school drama somewhere, from someone. I will never understand it, but it’s not something I engaged in then, so by bother now?

        Being yourself is very much about being comfortable in your own skin, owning your issues, and being confident. It’s about knowing that perfection doesn’t happen, and being content with yourself above all else. You have to fully accept you before anyone else can.

      1. I’m rather proud of us. We make people laugh. It’s a good trait. (We DO make them laugh, don’t we? πŸ™‚

  2. I do so many of those things too. I am constantly made fun of when we eat at bob Evans because I always want to get there early just so I can order the oatmeal, I love a great oatmeal…another trait I guess I passed on to you sweetie. Very good post enjoyed it.

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