My Origin Story

I’m tempted to say that I’ve always been quirky or awkward, but I feel like that terminology has been romanticized in recent years. There is nothing pleasant about feeling your blood curdle when you hear a knock on the front door, nothing edgy about lying awake at 3 AM because your brain replays every mistake you’ve ever made over and over like a blooper reel.  According to the professionals, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Social Anxiety, and a Motor Skills and Processing Disorder. I don’t know about all that. What I do know is for some irrational reason I can speak flawlessly in front of a classroom and even the Statehouse, but I become nauseous and stutter when speaking to someone at a customer service desk. I know that I fear opening pill bottles because the sound cotton balls make when rubbing against pretty much anything makes me shutter, I instead tell people I have a phobia of cotton balls because that sounds slightly less insane. I know that when someone throws something to me, I hear it hit the ground before I even see it coming my way. Finally, I know that on a day to day basis, I’ve taught myself to function just fine.

55pgj3ckrlzvcGrowing up, when I was trying to find hobbies that suited me, it was clear that sports were out of the question, and while I love art  many projects become a source of frustration for me. Living in a small town meant that there weren’t many local activities to participate in either, and I didn’t want to mingle with the countless classmates who bullied me anyway. This only caused my love of books to grow and it wasn’t long before my fascination spread to all other forms of pop culture. I’d fall in love with an author, actor, or musician and relentlessly digest their complete works. I thought I was so bizarre and kept my interests a secret.

In 2006, at the age of 16, I discovered Meebo. Meebo was a social media site that allowed you to connect all of your instant messaging accounts in one place as well as participate in Meebo chat rooms. It was in those chat rooms that I first discovered like-minded people and made lifelong friends. I realized that I was not alone and finally found a place where I wouldn’t be judged for my geeky interests and I was welcomed with open arms even when I was being less than graceful. I eventually transferred to Tumblr, and now the nerdy blogging community and discovered that my interests were fandoms and that the members of these fandoms are nothing short of amazing. The acceptance of the friends who “live in my computer” have helped me to make friends in the “real world” too.  Now, I’m raising my kids, blogging, and going to college for Communications and Media Studies so that I can continue to make my interests a viable career. Not every day is easy, but I am grateful that each day I am closer to becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be.

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5 Fandom Friday: Conventions I Wish To Attend

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THIS IS A SEGMENT CALLED 5 FANDOM FRIDAY.  EACH FRIDAY THERE WILL BE A TOP 5 LIST OF SOMETHING FANDOM RELATED.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THIS LINK.


This weeks topic is: Conventions I Wish To Attend

 

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1.  New York Comic Con. I put this one first on the list because as soon as tickets are available I am planning on purchasing a couple and attending NYCC this year! It will be my first MAJOR con and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t believe I’ve never attended before seeing as the venue is only about a six hour drive from my house.  Continue reading 5 Fandom Friday: Conventions I Wish To Attend

Introduction

12294689_10154116292764189_7263524542490128704_nHello! Since I’ve been expanding my blog I think that now would be the perfect time to reintroduce myself. My name is Ami and I’m a wife and mother of two perfect children. I am currently in college working towards my my bachelors in Communications and Media Studies. My goal is to work in the field of journalism and media management. I have many hobbies which include, crafts, gaming, reading, and of course writing. I presently reside in a tiny, forgettable, town in the state of Maine but I’m working to get to the point where we can travel and make memories all over the world.

My family both shares and supports my passions and interests and that makes life even more enjoyable. My husband Dan and I are former high school sweethearts and have been married for five years. He is an amazing father and support system for our family. He is the true constant in my life. Our daughter Kiera is four and is destined to become a Disney princess. Just ask her, she will tell you. Our son Logan is almost two. He has an incredibly magnetic personality and his emotions are contagious.

I’m working on losing weight by getting healthy. My end goal is to participate in a RUN DISNEY marathon. It’s a long term goal but step by baby step I’m confident I’ll reach it.

My online handle is Beingmonochrome. I frequent Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. You can also find my Facebook page here and add me on snapchat at beingmonochrome. Feel free to add or follow me on any of my accounts!

 

Stream It Sundays!

Hey all! I am ready to get Stream It Sundays up and running! You’ll be able to look forward to a review every week of a TV show that can be streamed from a low cost service such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, or even YouTube!

Before I start though, I want to know what services YOU my fantastic followers use! If you could spare a moment to take this SurveyMonkey poll I’d be forever grateful. Next Sunday I’ll post the results for you all to see. Thanks! Also feel free to leave a comment about what you’ve been streaming! I’d love to hear from all of you. ❤

Five Fandom Friday – Less Common Fandoms

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THIS IS A SEGMENT CALLED 5 FANDOM FRIDAY.  EACH FRIDAY THERE WILL BE A TOP 5 LIST OF SOMETHING FANDOM RELATED.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THIS LINK.


This weeks topic is Five Lesser Followed Fandoms

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Reading Edgar Allan Poe is what originally got me interested in writing. I remember being 13 years old, just entering middle school, and reading Annabelle Lee for the first time. When I read the words “But our love it was stronger by far than the love, Of those who were older than we…” my whole body became enveloped with goosebumps. After that, I read his complete works and immediately fell in love. Continue reading Five Fandom Friday – Less Common Fandoms

Love Doesn’t Really Conquer All

When I’m asked who I’m inspired by it’s easy for me to joke and say that I admire Batman’s determination, Spiderman’s wit, or Professor X’s incredible brain power, but the truth is that other than looking up to my mom, I am mostly motivated by the lives of my grandparents.

They fell in love in their early teen years, and when my grandmother became pregnant they stuck together. She dropped out of school, and grandpa would go to school during the days and work nights to support them. They went on to get married and have two more children. Continue reading Love Doesn’t Really Conquer All