Catherine Zhang is a writer, music enthusiast, and foodie from Atlanta, Georgia, studying marketing and journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
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‘Never Stationary’ is a portfolio of writing projects spanning music reviews, personal essays, and life reflections. This website was established on the premises that my opinions and writing style are constantly changing as I acquire new life experiences. My writing demonstrates the progress I make in belief, thought and skill, slow and steady.
This blog had a timid birth, the night I decided I wanted a place to write and collect my opinions. But I have nursed it and contributed to its well-being constantly, and now it’s a bouncing toddler, learning how to articulate its words more thoughtfully.
If I had to pick a video that most accurately represents my approach to this whole website/blog thing:
A short list of things my writing attempts to do:
explain human emotion, tell stories, write open letters to my friends, channel frustration and anger, metaphorize life, give my past-self advice and ruminate about my future self, record the lessons I learn from blogging, plug my other blog, enthusiastically encourage my friends to contribute their own opinions, chronicle my life in chapters starting from junior year of high school, analyze my personal growth, and capture the very best music I hear. Oh, and publish sub par poetry.
With a blog, writing becomes more than just a personal activity; it becomes global in perspective, fetching opinions from places like the UK and Japan. It produces a feeling of contentment that I just don’t access from personal writing or English classes. How else can I write about whatever topic I’d like, but at the same time be held accountable for my words through an identity now completely tied to the blog? Where else can I feel virtually no constraints, like word limits or prompts? Where else could I not receive a letter grade based on my own opinions and writing style?
Three years ago, when I started this whole project, I was using Microsoft Paint to design my header and settling for a bright purple, childish theme.
Now, I have a custom-designed header and I pay money for special WordPress services.
The constant? Writing.
It’s a way to reflect and express. I try to keep all of my old essays the same, because it helps to read back through them and see where I started. And now, I’m here.
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