Fuzzable Blogs: January 25 – Hello, I’m Gracen

Hello, I’m Gracen, a 19-year-old college student.

Don’t ask me about how my parents came up with my name. When someone asks me that, I just smile awkwardly and say my parents, but even they don’t know how they came up with it. If Gracen is too weird sounding, you can call me what my friends, coworkers, and former high school teachers call me: G-Money. I acquired this nickname in ninth grade and it has followed me wherever I’ve gone. It’s grown on me – I love it. You can follow me on Twitter, my @ name is @gracennelson. My username changes, but it is usually “gmoney.”

Despite me being pretty outgoing, I can be very shy and awkward. Someone could ask me for directions at Walmart and I would end up stuttering and pointing in the wrong direction.

I am a freshman in college and am aspiring to be a nurse. I just finished my first semester of college, taking four classes that were worth 12 credits in total. I ended with a 4.0 grade point average and couldn’t be happier. It was hard work but it was worth it in the end.

I live a pretty repetitive life right now – I attend school, work, and go home. I like it like that. On my days off, however, I hang out with my friends and we are prone to get into sticky situations. I live at home, with my dad. We are the best of friends and couldn’t ask for anything else.

A lot of people dislike rap music, but I love to jam out to it in my car. If I’m having a bad day, I usually take a drive and blare a Kanye West or Drake song, and that can usually brighten my mood. I am also a big alternative fan; I love Panic! at the disco, Imagine Dragons, twenty one pilots, etc. I like all music except for country. Keep that in the south, please.

I loved high school, despite what my classmates or teachers may say. I played tennis, took AP and honors classes, and loved supporting my school at sporting events. Seniors have this event at the end of the year called the Senior Choice Awards. It’s where fellow classmates can vote someone for an award, i.e. best smile, most friendly, etc. The one thank my class most for is the award of “Class Clown.” I also received the awards for the “Worst Case of Senioritis” and “Most Likely to Wear Sweatpants to an Interview.” Please, don’t tell anyone about the other two.

Graduating high school is probably my greatest achievement. I have a half brother and half sister, both of whom did not graduate. After graduating, I feel successful but know that I will have to work harder in college.

My ambitions in life are to be a great daughter to my dad, a reliable friend, a loyal wife, and a hard worker. Above all else, however, I want to be a great mom. My mother is absent in my life for reasons I can’t understand. I am constantly looking at mothers of my friends and find myself envious of them. I don’t usually linger on it, but the holidays just passed and she didn’t say a word to me. I don’t know if my mother and I will be on good terms again, but I have learned from this experience that I never want my children to feel how I feel without a mother. I will always be there for them, even though they aren’t even born yet.

I work at the greatest department store in the world, JCPenney. I work in the men’s department where I size men for dress shirts, help people find items they need, and often deal with customers who are rude for no reason. I am happy to help them anyways. I love my coworkers and my job. Most days it doesn’t even feel like work because I love it so much.

After a long week of work and school, I usually always get together with my friends and we all go out to eat or just hang out. I treasure my friends and our friendships, especially because I can always rely on them. I love read books in my spare time, especially the Harry Potter series repeatedly. I am a big fan of Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I am not only a book addict, but I am also a Netflix connoisseur. I am currently watching Gilmore Girls, Breaking Bad, and Orange Is The New Black. All of the series are remarkable, I highly recommend them.

Well, Netflix is asking me if I am still watching, so I guess this is the end of my blog. I must get back to the important things.

Until next time,





Written by Gracen

College student. Aspiring nurse. Writer. Lover of books, movies, friends and family.

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