What is a Wapsi Girl?
I’ve been reading “Wapsi Square” for years, but still can’t pinpoint one idea of what a “Wapsi Girl” is. That’s a good thing. Being a Wapsi Girl is so many things to so many people. When Paul Taylor invited me to be a Wapsi Girl, I went straight to typing. To my foil, I couldn’t get anything down that didn’t ramble or get what I really wanted to say. I read the other girls’ entries, reread the comic, all for inspiration. Then one day, when everything that could, was going right, I sat back and let it all sink in. I’m Elizabeth Chadwick and I’m a Wapsi Girl.
I’m 5′, 105lbs, 34D bra and an Animation Major. Let’s just say I relate to Monica; not just because of height and boobs. Whenever presented with work, I get in this mood I like to call, “The Hermione Syndrome”. There is a need to bury myself in work until it’s done or I’m satisfied. Being early, planning, organizing, I like knowing what is going on. It’s a responsible bratty-ness that reminds me of Monica’s “princess” tendencies.
We all have bad times, we all have good times, demons, friends, issues and strengths. One thing I’m proud of, is the ability to let stuff gooooo. Some people get overwhelmed when things go wrong, even things from the past. If I fail at something, or life decides to be a jerk, I deal with it and move on. Worrying about that speeding ticket after I paid it is only going to make myself miserable. Do what you can to fix it, if there is nothing left to do, move on. Life is way less stressful that way. I have hearing problems, ADD and pretty certain Dyslexia too. Worrying about those all the time would only make me stressed. I can’t change having any of it, so I deal with it when an issue arises.
My personal demons, past, problems, none of those will ever stop me from doing what I love: being a nerd. Video games, Lets Plays, animation, drawing, medieval faires, working out, reading, trading card games, all of these things make me happy and have given me an outlet and friends. I love hard, and I work even harder. Being a better person and becoming a better woman is my life goal. That’s what I think a Wapsi Girl is.