I’ll be honest with you guys.

I am in a complete rut and somehow have writer’s block in the first month of 2016. Don’t quite know how that’s happened. I don’t know what it is, but every time January rolls around, I find myself filled with motivation and nothing else going on in my head. My life is weird and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing.

I want to be fun on here. I want to give you guys the lists of my favorite albums, college tips, fashion advice, and who you’re supposed to be loving when it comes to musicians. But I’m struggling. I do research and try to remember which rock bands came out of the 1980’s and which ones are the best, and then I ask myself “do people even WANT to read this?” It’s not like I know of all the great unknown bands who were¬†soooooo much better than Guns N’ Roses (by the way, I can’t believe I was actually wrong when I said they’d never reunite). I like the mainstream rock music. I like mainstream pop music. Yeah, I have some bands that I like that aren’t well-known by everyone, but that’s just me.

Wait, I’m getting off topic.

My point is that I don’t really know what this blog is supposed to be. I like talking about my adventures in college. I like squealing over my favorite bands (just wait for the Def Leppard concert when I try to find them in the casino). I’ve tried so hard to be one of those blogs that posts five times a week with great posts that are going to get 5,000 views because they’re about the best products to buy at the grocery store or what we should be doing with our lives instead of being on the computer. But I can’t do it because that’s not me.

In reality, I’m an almost 20-year-old girl living in a city suburb after being in the boonies her whole life. I’m a girl whose brain is 90% music and 10% useless facts. I’m a girl who has very few friends and isn’t popular, and probably never will be. I’m a girl who would much rather sit in her room and either read a novel or write one than go out and be packed in a hot, sticky room filled with drunk college students, because she feels uncomfortable interacting with so many people all at once. I’m a girl who spends most of her time on the computer, not because she necessarily wants to be, but because she has no idea what to do. I’m a girl who goes to concerts in Boston and still gets six hours of sleep before an 8am. I’m a girl who has very strange quirks but still miraculously doesn’t stand out when she’s in a group.

I’m Danie. (Well, Ranie Doberts if we want to go there)

Truthfully, I’ll never be like one of those “perfect” blogs you see plastered all over the internet. As it says on the front page of this blog, I don’t quite know where I’m going but I know eventually I’ll find my way. And to quote the late, great David Bowie, “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”

I’m still trying to find myself on this blog and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life. But at least I know I’m happy.



  1. Beautifully written! I had the same epiphany a few months ago. Turns out I HATE getting my picture taken and I love writing so personal style/Instagram blogging is not for me. Coming to this conclusion was so refreshing.

  2. I really loved this piece. I know that I have often struggled with the question “What would others want to see” on my blog and trying to tailor it accordingly. In the end, you have to be you.

    Quite honestly, I think that you’re creating the perfect blog by writing about the stuff you want to write about.

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