I always thought I would make a real, live blog someday – when I became a cool adult, or a hip New Yorker, or just someone with their life together and interesting things to share. I am now an adult in the eyes of the law, and although I’m not cool or a New Yorker, I thought I’d settle down in this corner of the internet and, uh, blog.
So, here comes the introduction part of this post. I’m Maxine – I’m an eighteen-year-old human girl who normally lives in Northern California with her family. I graduated high school in June, and right now I’m taking a gap year before I go off to college. For half of this gap year (until January), I’ll be in China, learning Mandarin Chinese, because although I am Chinese, my language skills in that arena are close to nonexistent. In the fall of 2016, I’ll go off to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to study law and social anthropology. As that field of study implies, I’m interested in rights and equality and intersectional feminism, as well as trends and whatnot within societies. On a less academic note, I’m also interested in stationery, nail polish, potatoes of any variety, traveling, cats, and clothes.
And now you know a little bit more about me, but still next to nothing about this blog. To tell the truth, I know next to nothing about this blog. What is its purpose? Why is it here? What will happen on here? Will it even be worth maintaining? These are all mysteries to me, as well as you. The most concrete thing I have in mind is that I want this space to be fun and freeing, and to act as a time capsule when I feel like yelling things into the void we call ‘the web’.
That’s all I’ve got for now, so see ya next time, folks!