Hooves and Pens. Some of you may recognize that name, some may not. Whatever it strikes up in you, it doesn’t change the fact that this was my very first blog. On April the 22nd, 2017, I entered the world of WordPress – a world full of something that I’d find hard to leave, a world that I personally consider wonderful.
It feels…really weird that I’ve been blogging for a year, let’s just say that. 😛 Anyways, I’m not Long Intro’s biggest fan, so what do you say we get going? In my personal opinion, I like the idea very much. 😉
Did you know that I really like birth symbols? Birthstones, birth flowers, birth constellations*, birth animals**…the list goes on and on. Of course, the meanings aren’t really true and you really shouldn’t believe in them. However, they are fun to look up! 😊
*Birth constellations?! What happened to word zodiac signs? Dear, dear…
** Are birth animals an actual thing? I mean, there’s the Chinese Zodiac but if there’s an American one…PLEASE LEMME BE SOMETHING COOLER THAN A PIG, PLEASE.
January – Garnet
Garnets are really beautiful, and I always thought that the name was nice too. (When I was little, I thought it was pronounced like granite.*) Garnets are pretty much a red-brown color, but they can be in other colors, although I’ve only heard of red garnets**. It symbolizes peace, prosperity, and health! Also, happiness and wealth***. Not bad, eh?
* Okay, in my defense, the words look a lot alike. Actually…maybe not so much.
** I’m not quite sure what to make of this sentence. Nevermind, I do know what to make of this sentence – THERE’S SO MUCH REPETITION IT DRIVES ME INSANE.
*** Look at me, accidentally rhyming and being ungrammatical while at it too. 😎
February – Amethyst
Amethysts are gorgeous. Their purple color is stunning! BTW, it’s a purple quartz*. The amethyst also has a really nice meaning; quality, peace, courage, and stability. I can see sisters called Amethyst and Garnet**. I think that they’re pretty names, but maybe that’s just me! Well, February people get this beautiful jewel***.
* Okay past Enni, mind explaining to other people – such as your older self – what exactly a purple quartz is?
** Can you? I really can’t.
*** Guys, I sound so…so…news reporter-y. XD
March – Aquamarine
I’m a March-er. Therefore, I hope that they have some good things to say about aquamarines! (Not that it matters or anything…)* Well, aquamarine is a light blue and because of my loyalty, I think it’s lovely**. Oh, well it only has one word for it’s symbolization: Tranquility. Tranquility of the Sea, to be more precise***. Okay! I guess I have to become calm…not.****
* Be honest with yourself Little Enni – it really does matter to you. Doesn’t it?
** My loyalty!?
*** Pfft…come on you people, don’t you have anything cooler than that? (Get it?)
**** This is very, very true. I mean, have you even read my posts on Camp NaNo? Where’s that tranquility of the sea? I’M THE STRESS OF FIRE!
April – Diamond
Whoever was born in April is a lucky duck! They get diamonds. Do I really need to describe how a diamond looks? Nah, I think you all know that one!* It means everlasting love and, like the Amethyst, courage! Nice, we all want everlasting love after all!**
* Do we, Little Enni, do we?
May – Emerald
May people are also pretty lucky. Not only is May amazing, but emeralds are pretty
neat awesome*. They have such a dazzling dark green color, and I love it!! Well, it’s one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems, but you know, I tend not to trust people who kill themselves with snakes**…It means fertility, rebirth, love, wisdom, growth, patience, and beauty.*** Gosh, that’s a mouthful!
* Little Enni…reveal your true feelings.
** You know, on this one I agree with you.
*** This is injustice. I have tranquility of the sea. I HAVE TRANQUILITY OF THE SEA.
June – Pearl
Do you all know pearls*? I bet you do; those perfect milky white spheres of elegance. The Greeks believed that they were the tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. They also mean purity and purity is pretty important. My friend’s birthstone is a pearl, her name means pearl, and she hates pearls!** 😆. Honestly, how could you hate pearls…
* I mean, personally I’ve never had a conversation with one, but…
** Sorry, Maggie.
July – Ruby
Rubies! They’re red, rosy, and ravishing. They mean love and passion. The ancient Hindus proclaimed it the “King of Gems.” (If that’s the case, then who’s the queen? Or prince? Or princess? What about the court and palace people?)*
August – Peridot
It’s like a light version of an emerald*. A beautiful springy…ahem, summery green. It stands for strength! 💪🏻💪🏻.** But apparently, when set in gold, the wearer will be protected from nightmares. Right…
* A light version of an emerald? *scratches head* There’s like a million different meaning to that!
** Hmm…*secretly steals a peridot from goodness knows where*
September – Sapphire
Yet another well-known gem. Sapphires, a really outstanding dark blue. It stands for purity and wisdom. “A venomous snake will die if put in a sapphire tube.”* Okay? It guards against evil, that’s a heads up! But it is gorgeous.**
* Whoa, really? No? Oh, okay…:(
** Okay, okay, we get the idea.
October – Opal
You know, I always loved opals. It’s like a mix between a diamond and a pearl…that’s basically the only way I can describe it. (Drumroll) it means faithfulness and confidence. Well, that’s more original!* Opal necklaces can repel evil and protect eyesight! Great, I’ll just wear opals when I’m on the beach.**
* To be honest, it kind of is.
** What does that have to do with anything?
November – Topaz
November-ers, you have something to be proud of. The topaz is yellow, blue and I think pink? Oh, never mind. It’s transparent but tinted in all the colors of the rainbow.* Pretty! Symbolizes love and affection.** Also gives the wearer increased strength and intelligence.*** Yeah…don’t know about that!
* That really does sound pretty…
** Beep, beep, grammar nazi coming through!
*** Beep, beep, grammar nazi getting tired of coming through!
December – Turquoise
I always though turquoise was…interesting*. It’s blue with black lines that look sort of like cracks. (I know that doesn’t sound attractive, but it’s actually very lovely.)** It’s a love charm. It’s also a symbol of good fortune and success. Although, people think that it relaxes the mind and protects them from “evil spirits.”***
* Oh, how kind.
** If it’s so very lovely, why did you call it interesting?
*** If it relaxes the mind I should be way more calm about Camp NaNo.
Well, that wraps it up for birthstones! If you find this interesting, love it, or have an opinion, please make it known in the comment section!* Please, please come back tomorrow for an article on birth flowers!** Ta-ta!
* Yeesh, now I’m begging.
** I kind of want to read this…
Whew! That’s a wrap. (Thankfully) To be quite honest, I rather like that post. XD It’s not all that bad…maybe? To quote Little Enni, it’s “interesting.”
I’ve honestly made so many friends here on WordPress – it’s so fun getting to know all these different personalities and characteristics. One year ago, I didn’t even know that blogs existed! Now? Oh, it’s a different story. So, thank you, my friends, and that’s all I have to say because I’m not very good at speeches.
Thank you so much for reading this post, and here’s to many more years of blogging – whether it be to you or me or some random person living in Antarctica!