Dreamer • Historian • Artist • Writer • Avid Reader • Daughter of God
I’m love with America and history. I’m a mad writer prone to flights of fancy, a dreamer lost in her own world of beauty, harmony, and wondrous artistry, and a voracious reader.
I tend to live in the realm of my own mind rather than in the real world (a bad thing . . . or is it?). I also tend to obsess over many, many things, including characters, historical figures, books, Latin, old things/fashions, music, artists, et cetera. I write as much as possible. I am naturally an extroverted introvert, but I am usually shy until I decide that I like you (just kidding!). I think that America is an awesome country to live in, and I love studying government, keeping up with current politics, and learning all of that mind-burning stuff about the Constitution and Bill of Rights . . . again, et cetera. But I also love all things British or Celtic. I love drawing and illustrating, and hopefully painting. I read, especially the classics. But I am branching off towards more modern avenues of literature lately. I love being old-fashioned of mind and ideals. I
stalk study people for literary purposes. No, you don’t need to edge away. I dream of playing a violin someday, attending college to study literature and art (illustration, animation, character design, sequential art) . . .
I have an ultra-amazing family, who love and support me in my dreams–I have a wonderful parents, a fun-loving, sarcastic younger sister, a sweet and caring big sister and her intelligent husband, two crazy little brothers, and a creative handsome big bro and his lovely inspiring wife, and their cute boys, and to top it off, a brilliant Grandma and a huge extended family who are all so splendid at once so that it is near overwhelming. They’re all just . . . awesome like that, and I am blessed to have them all in my life.
Life is full of magic, small raindrops of happiness, you know. Here are some of those Glimpses of Goodness in my life:
Listening to the Hobbit or LOtR soundtracks//the taste of a cool Starbucks drink//sitting in a cafe drawing//falling in love with a fictional character//finding a song that exactly fits a dream or story in my head//hearing a piece of Scripture just when I need to//feeling God’s presence//listening to Celtic music or any other music that suits my fancy or enhances my mood//Discovering mind-dazzling historical fiction//going for a run with the wind flying in my hair, my heart near bursting with joy//watching the sun rise and set//worshiping at church to a particularly upbeat song//remembering my trips to VA and WA//petting a kitten//hugging the adorable kids I babysit//spending hours in a bookstore//buying a new book//opening a fresh journal//eating a piece of dark chocolate//getting letters//seeing comments on this blog//drinking a cup of spice tea//baking something delicious successfully//reading a marvelous book//finding vibrant truths in ancient works, like St. Augustine’s Confessions or the Divine Comedy by Dante//speaking Latin, the language of old//
//But most of all, falling radically in love with Jesus//
(WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE ABOUT LIFE???)