I am a small town girl with (what I think) big world views. I like to think of myself as being reasonably smart, but I also realize that I have lots and lots to learn. I am nearly through with my sophmore year of college right now, and I am hoping to make it the rest of the way through. I am both terribly dramatic and terribly cynical and dry; I tend to swing back and forth between the two.
I do feel a little daunted at the idea of blogging with all of these different women. I do make vague attempt to write, and I’m quite sure I suffer from what I call “Writer’s syndrome,” but writing alongside such talented women is a completely terrifying task. Especially because I am reasonably sure that I am the youngest out of all of us, which is takes my terror from a 9.2 to a 11.6 on the phobiameter.
I have many, many, many loves in my life, including music (playing the violin and singing– I love to sing, but don’t tell anyone!), reading, sitting down and thinking, sleeping, pretending that I know how to speak spanish (I don’t, trust me), trying to convince a friend to teach me how to speak Greek (so far my efforts have failed, although I now know two different ways to say Hello in Greek) doing thoroughly unfeminine things, like paintballing, fencing, playing with knives, shooting guns (which since I live in the US is completely legal, I promise), and my three greatest passions: Being with my family, being completely and totally addicted to the written word, and riding horses.
As far as religion goes, I am LDS, and some people think I am quite devout while others do not. Either way, I enjoy being LDS a lot, and I have never regretted it. I have, however, always been interested in other religions and the good things that it seems like most religions teach. In my mind, there are a lot of different truths in the world, so what’s the point of only trying to understand a few truths? Why not try to understand even more?
As far as the simplest truths go: Chocolate is God’s gift to women, flowers are lovely, especially Stargazer Lilies, swords are cool, hammers hurt when they are slammed on one’s toes and fingers, knives are pretty and sharp, and people are insane and crazy and in general, range from being bearable to wonderful.
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