“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.” — Proverb
My name is Phoenixx. I am simply another girl who likes to write. I write for myself. I’ve continued writing because I want to improve. I want short stories and poems to look back on and to lend to people to read. I want the bragging rights over how creative and soulful the stories and short musings are. I am inspired by John Green and Laura Yan. I am inspired by grainy photographs, music, leather-bound journals, and the thought of someone smiling and telling me how much they genuinely enjoy my writing. I am driven by self-criticism and anger.
I like reading. I have a couple of books that have become my best friends. They are “What Happened To Lani Garver” by Carol Plum Ucci, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, and “Looking For Alaska” by John Green.
Music is the most influential thing in my life. What religion is to most people, music is for me. Singing back the lyrics to my favorite songs is therapeutic; I find relief through music. When I began to listen to music religiously rather than just a hobby it changed the way I perceived my life, and I believe it helped me a grow as a person. I find that when words fail, music speaks. In those moments when it seems all clocks are broken it isn’t necessary for you to define what you’re feeling as long as you know that the music you are listening to puts you in your place, in a good place, however you may define “good.”
“If for one minute you think you’re better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day T-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew is was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.” — Gerard Way