My aWESome Nutshell

I feel like I need to redo this About page, not because it’s bad, but because I feel like twenty-year-old me was a philosophical douche bag.

Since some days I don’t know who I am, but I am willing to find out. (What a douche canoe)

A lot of you seemed to have liked it, but I feel right now I can make a better About page. So that is what I shall do, let’s start with a mind blower.

My name is still Wesley Pell Hollifield, I know right, shocker! I tried to get my legal name changed to Ash because I like to be the very best, but the court was all ‘That’s a bad joke’ and I was yelling ‘YOU JUST DON’T KNOW FUNNY!’

Moral of the story is I have the same name. (depressing)

I still grew up in a town called Brownsburg within the state of Indiana. (I have yet to get my time machine working sadly…) Going there today would be a whole different world than the one I grew up with. When I grew up there we had a Ritters, which is this frozen custard joint and it was delicious. Now it’s just a Dunkin Donuts because Brownsburg can’t have nice things.

I loved the town for the simple fact that I lived right next to it, I walked into it with friends daily and had mini (dangerous) adventures. I’m sure the cars that littered that main streets wonder just where our parents were, the answer was obvious, ‘They didn’t know we did this’. I am happy they didn’t know because they would have kicked my ass, but now I’m an adult and I win!

I lived in that town until I was fifteen when my dad got a job offer in New York, this was the beginning of my ‘Suite Life of Zach and Cody’ spoof while my mother and sisters packed up the house in Indiana. I called it ‘Boring Life of Wes and Wes’, coincidentally I did have a black guy working as the hotel manager. Annoyingly there was no snack bar with a hot blonde or a dumb rich girl walking around. The spoof didn’t go well and after three months of tragic ratings I moved into a house with my whole family. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and move on.

I’ve enjoyed New York, it was a good place for my education, but ever since graduation it’s been a haze of trying to find out where to go next. I blame the weed, I mean, the legal substances that one uses to get all relaxed.

My parents started a divorce almost four years ago, it’s a part of my life that will forever be with me. I’ve moved on though and stopped letting it control me *confetti*.

I realize now that I want to go to college for English in hopes to begin my path into a career in writing or possibly even teaching. I’ve tried college before and it didn’t go well for me, I feel like I was sorely unprepared though. I’d like to blame it on my parents’ divorce, but that would be the easy way out I suppose.

I need to get moving on bettering my life, but also to get caught up on all those shows on Hulu and Netflix. (Priorities)

62 thoughts on “My aWESome Nutshell

  1. Hi this may seem out of the blue, but I’ve just come across your blog and think you and your metaphors are amazing. Am super excited to read more! You are definitely the most underrated writer I’ve come across.

    • Thank you very much! It means quite a lot when people take the time to read the things that I have posted and actually like them. I will be reading some of your stuff as well. Thank you again.

  2. I like this and look forward to reading more! 🙂 I too have a goal to post every day of my final college year 🙂 I’ve missed one day so far let’s see how I do! 🙂 happy I came across your page 🙂

  3. Great intro, Wes! I’m all the way up here in Canada so you can keep your points. But I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog so don’t leave them sitting out where I can find ’em…

  4. Congratulations! A young man who is open, honest and in touch with himself- that’s probably all you need! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m right at the other end- a mature woman, living in a small rural town in Australia, right next door to where I grew up, after a life of change, adventure, maybe misadventure, reading, talking, discovering, thinking, laughing….I haven’t planned to post a blog every day, but I do aim for writing every day. I’m not always successful, but I do pick myself up and I never give up. I shall enjoy dropping in on you.

  5. Hey man, thanks for posting this. You write in an understated way which is tight. Not many bloggers manage that.

    Also, takes stones to write so intimately rather than just take the piss and make light of everything like some people I could mention…(ahem)…

  6. That is by far the best blog header I’ve ever seen. I actually took a look at my computer’s tower to make sure all the lights were on that were supposed to be on! So then I check out some of your writing, and that impressed me, too. You have a new follower.

    PS: I found your site because I was checking out the Stream of Consciousness badge entries on Linda Hill’s site. Good way to promote your blog!

  7. Hi, Wes. I’ve been enjoying your blog for awhile now, and therefore I have chosen you as one of my nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

    I don’t think there’s any prohibition against challenging bloggers you already know, but it might be fun finding new bloggers to follow. I’m doing that as well. Enjoy your challenge, if you wish to participate!

  8. Haha! You’re weird, and I love it! I am questioning myself as to why I haven’t left a comment when I read your about page last time. Or maybe I did leave one and you deleted it. LOL. I’d like to think you’re my male version, but then, I’m about to find it out. 😀

    • I would never delete your comment, I know that I certainly read stuff with a full intent of commenting but then forget. It’s a government conspiracy obviously, stealing our thoughtsite and everything.

  9. I broke down in Brownsburg once many moons ago, went to a concert in Indy and was going to stay the night with a friend in Crawfordsville when my timing belt decided to take a crap. Glad to have found your blog look forward to reading more of it.

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