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This week, I have been sort of off balance. I think the phrase from the episode “Carpet Diem” of Gravity Falls that best explains it is “sweaty and awkward.”
I have been feeling this way because I am walking into a new part of my life that’s very real, very open and without barriers, barriers I used to have up to protect me from hurt and harm, spiritually, mentally and physically!
I have learned to find strength that was new and not dependent upon me. I am learning to walk into my new identity, feeling new emotions and new life that I have never had before in parts of me that I left protected and cold. I’m seeing things I have not payed attention too. I’m feeling new feelings I have left unnoticed. Hence the reason, much like Dipper Pines, I have felt “sweaty and awkward.”
Thankfully, one of my friends talked to me about these feelings. He called it “secondary adolescence.”
Needless to say, nobody ever told me in health class that I would feel “sweaty and awkward.”