People have a lot of those. Hurt, love, anger, hope, sadness. The list goes on. In this blog post I am going to describe some of my favorite feelings.

  • The feeling you get when you hear THAT song. The one that’s about to change your life. The one that’s going to become everything to you. Even if it’s only for a couple days, or months, or years.
  • The feeling you get when your favorite TV show finally comes back after so many months of being gone.
  • That feeling when you walk outside in the felicitous night air. It’s that perfect temperature that makes you feel as if you are at the beach, there’s an eerie fog that settles in, light coming from the streetlights as well as the moon, and you feel as if anything you imagine is possible. You get in your car and drive with the windows down at midnight and you never want to stop driving because you don’t want to lose that feeling of infinity you get when it’s just you, nature, and not another car on the road to distract you.
  • The feeling you get when you come home and your dog attacks you with everything he’s got because even if you come home at the same time everyday, he somehow thinks today is different and is excited to find out that it isn’t.
  • The feeling you get when your friends laugh at your jokes. Maybe laugh isn’t the right word… cackle? Yeah. When your friends start cackling because you said something funny and you know that you made them happy just by being yourself.
  • The feeling of being 18. (I’ve yet to experience this one, but in a couple of weeks I’ll know exactly what it’s like.)
  • That feeling you get when you thought you failed a test and you couldn’t be more right. (Thank you AP Stat.)
  • Eating a yogurt parfait. (Yes this is a feeling, don’t question it.)
  • When you’re watching a movie and you want to cry, whether something sad or happy happens, so you do.
  • The feeling of being extremely excited to finally figure out your future only to find out you have to wait 2 more months. (You may think this is sad, but it’s actually kind of bittersweet. Definitely more bitter than sweet, though.)

Some people are really great at not showing their feelings. I’m not one of them. I, unfortunately, wear my heart on my sleeve. But, thankfully, the only feeling I truly feel most of the time is happiness. You might say I’m blessed, but it actually took a lot of hard work. You need to be a strong person in order to find the best out of most situations. I’m working on it. You should to.

-your favorite people person


What do you title a first blog?

I would like to start off this new chapter in my life by introducing myself. I figure the only people reading this at the moment will be people who already know me, but who knows? I don’t know how these things become popular, but if you have no clue who I am well here you go.

I’m Nandi Smith. I’m almost 18 years old and I live a pretty ordinary life. I hang out with friends, go to parties, church twice a week, think about boys, and occasionally miss homework assignments. I’m never not reading a book. I have to listen to music to fall asleep. I have a slight obsession with movies. I’m a self-proclaimed class clown aka I love being the center of attention. I am a part of the small percent of the population who actually enjoys working out. I’m tall. Really tall. A lot of people are intimidated when they first meet me. It might be my boisterous personality or the fact that I tower over about 50% of the population. It can be a lot all at once. But once I get comfortable with someone, I truly become myself.

I’ve decided that this is my year. 2016. I turn 18. I graduate. Finally leave behind the minuscule amount of people in my hometown who annoy the poop out of me. Don’t get me wrong, I am a very friendly person and I truly enjoy spending time with people, but I’ve kind of reached my breaking point. I really love my friends, my acquaintances, even the people who I would rather not have in my life, because people genuinely make me happy.

They’re idiotic. Lovable. Kind. Ruthless. People are kind of cool. And I’m glad I’m one of them. I guess this blog will be about people. Myself, my friends, their tendencies, what makes them tick. This will be good for me and I hope you enjoy it. Or not enjoy. Who cares? As long as you read it.