Desi Lynn Blog

Finding My Voice

Hi there.  This is Desi and I have two blogs going at the same time.  This one and Coffee then Chemistry, and that pretty much sums up my life.  I have two sides, the P.C. me and the real me.  It’s really hard for me to express myself without overanalyzing everything, which is why I need this blog.  I need an outlet to express and realign myself.  This is going to be raw and unedited so I apologize in advance if there are discrepancies and the like.  My intent is really just to find my voice.

I can’t get off my mind that my first post for Coffee then Chemistry was more science geared which is how I am trained to write, but I really want to be able to convey my ideas in a more natural tone, not in the third person.  It’s difficult when 90% of your reading is scientific literature.  The thing is there are scientists who are phenomenal at writing without the dry dense verbiage.  I had a professor I will never forget, who spoke so eloquently.  I always think of him and try to pinpoint what made his communication so effective.  The only real thing I can think of is that he said everything with a purpose.  Which seems obvious but, I am guilty of doing things because I think they are supposed to be done and that in itself loses its purpose. So I think, rather than write scientifically with citations and such, I am going to change Coffee then Chemistry into a blog that is my opinion. I mean, come one, its a blog.  It is supposed to be a more relaxed conversation about real-world science topics, with the same feeling you get when you have coffee or tea with your best friend.

I am writing a post about working at Revlon but, lord, its hard.  I keep censoring myself.   Not that I have bad things to say but I keep trying to say everything perfectly because if you don’t know me, I am a perfectionist.  It’s only deep down though because if I don’t think I have enough time to do something the way I want I won’t even bother.  I wish I could break that habit too! What’s wrong with me.

One of my favorite YouTubers, Cass from ClutterBug has categorized me as a “Bee”.  A bee is someone who can seem messy if they don’t have time to implement their organizational system but when they do, their organizational system is very intricate with labels, filing systems and etc.

A prime example of a Bee’s organizing style.

I love her videos because they have helped me with not only cleaning but understanding myself at a deeper level.  Are there any other bee’s out there?

Well, that’s all for today.  My son is napping and this is a great time to get some stuff done around the house and grade!

Stay warm and be you,