about me.

I should probably say something about myself here. I mean, I assume that's the reason you clicked on the link. It's just strange to talk about yourself, to make-believe you are something someone hasn't seen before. Or maybe that's where the attraction is, in knowing there is someone out there a little like yourself — or a little less weird, I don't know...

I guess this is as good a place to start as any:

My name is Sarah McCabe, and I am 22 years old. 

Let's get one thing straight. I am not really that interesting. I know, I know, you came all the way here just to read that? Still, I have to be honest, and if you think about it, who is really interesting these days? We're all just normal people going about our day-to-day lives, trying to keep our head above water and our feet on the ground. As for what I am? Well, I suppose you'll have to figure that out for yourself. And when you do find out, can you let me know? Because I'm still trying to figure that out, too.

To Build Books and Castles is kind of a strange title, but it is the only phrase I could think of to succinctly summarize my life philosophy. Which is the purpose of a blog, of course. Right?

I guess I can explain the title quickly in two ways:
{But I probably explain myself better here.}

1) My dream is to one day "build books" as an editor for young adult literature.

2) I was 5, and my mother was tucking me into bed one night when I asked her if I could live in a castle when I grew up. I remember her laughing and telling me, 'Sure, if your prince will build you one.' That conversation stuck in my mind as I got older, and I've come to decide that I want to build my own castle. Metaphorically. Obviously. But it's up to me to make my dreams come true. And I will.

So, here are a few things about me. They don't really form a whole, but this will at least give you some of the pieces

I frequently get lost in libraries, fight evil demons, eat marshmallow fluff, and tap-dance in grocery store aisles. I wear jeans and cardigans even in summer and am addicted to Strawberry ChapStickI'm too pale for my skin to ever see the sun {bit of a paradox there}, and I have at least a few bruises of mysterious origins on my body at all times. Kool-Aid disgusts me, but I like coffee with my oxygen, and I think I would have to marry any boy who picked me a bouquet of dandelions. Sometimes I wish I could wear red lipstick and black boots everyday {but I know I'm not that cool}.

Currently, I am attempting not to worry about how to make a living with English and Journalism degrees. In New York City. By myself. But luckily, I still have another semester of college to work it out.

And after that, I guess I still have the rest of my life, because you never really run out of time to work things out, do you?


This is me. In a nutshell.
Or, you know, in a medium-sized post.

I'm really not as pretentious as I come off.
Well, sometimes I am.
But at least I'll admit it.


If you've made it this far {which most probably have not}, thanks for taking the time to visit.
And if you haven't made it this far, it's probably for the best.


Caitlin said...

I can tell you I am another girl who reads more than she has time for!

802af71a-859a-11e0-86cc-000bcdcb5194 said...

You seem so awesome. =)

Just sayin'


Sarah McCabe said...

Haha, well thanks, Dave. I'm not entirely sure about that, but it's nice that someone thinks so. And Caitlin, I think there probably are a lot of us, even if they don't want to admit it ;)

Danielle Josette said...

So, I discovered your blog today, and I love it. I kinda wanted to comment on so many of your posts.

And seriously, a coffee-drinking, book-loving, pale-as-a-ghost, wanderlust-ing girl? Are you the American me?

Sophie said...

I found your blog when aimlessly searching Danielle's blog to find new things to read and I think all we are kindred spirits:

I am slowly becoming addicted to coffee (I don't drink it black though), I have more books than clothes and a reading list that is taller than me (and I'm 5ft 9!).

I love your blog and I'm definitely going to read more :)


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