Once upon a time, I flew to Australia to work as a nanny with five little girls. It was an amazing year, and I began this blog, in order to tell my family and friends about my adventures there. As Castle says, “There’s always a story,” and I love sharing those real-life stories with others. For every person who dreams of visiting the Land Down Under, I wanted them to know what it was REALLY like to live there.
And then I returned to the United States, to my home in South Carolina, and began to adjust to life as a Southerner again. Instead of telling tales of Australia and children, my tales were of work and history, flowers and architecture. The history of Clemson University began to grow on me, as taking photos of the buildings began to draw me in. I developed a love for nature photography, and worked steadily at improving my technique.
I still believe that while life isn’t always exciting, it IS always interesting. So, I took that angle into how I looked at life back home, which is life in the town of Clemson. I’ve lived here for most of my life, so I can be easily blinded to what is NORMAL to me. You can grow up amidst the orange and purple, and not realize that it may look strange to out-of-towners.
Then MY story changed again. With the beginning of the 2013 fall semester, I became a Clemson University undergraduate student, planning to get a degree in history. I made the Dean’s List. And after another semester, I made it to the President’s List, where I’ve remained ever since! In fact, currently, I’m a senior with one more semester to go, and it’ll be a light semester. Hooray!
Also, this year, the Lord has brought about some other big changes in my life, as I began to go to a new church, and the Lord Jesus has really used it to bring me closer to Him. My summer was just amazing… I didn’t really know what joy the Lord had in store for me. If you want to know more about it, please ask. But I am so thankful for this growing knowledge of Him, because He’s teaching me so much and it’s been wonderful.
Let’s see… the short version… I’m still a Christian conservative bookworm, though this year, my interest in politics has understandably diminished. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball, go on road trips, spend time with friends and family, go to the beach, listen to music, watch movies, go hiking, play disc golf, play guitar/piano, take photographs, and write on this blog. I prefer a real book to read, but I still love my Kindle Fire. I’m also single, but look forward to (someday) experiencing the joys which are marriage and motherhood.
Oh, one last side note… I used to write on this blog a lot more, but my college schedule has interfered. When I finally realized that it’s ok to not have anything to write for a while, because I’m writing for classes all the time… it relieved some of the pressure. So, I’m hoping to write more by next semester and beyond, but I hope some of my old readers will forgive me for having seemingly dropped off the face of the planet. But as you may see from my last few posts, when I have something that I just HAVE to write on here, then it gets written.
Thanks for reading! I’m glad you’ve dropped by.