About Me

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, 14432938_10154447349384976_1226820355965833672_nmy 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 14918935_10154579783344976_6249399124024129438_ochurch, 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.


16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello! Nice to ‘meet’ you! I also live in (well, next door to, a college town crazy about their football team. I’ve never experienced that before, so it all seems rather silly to me. Still, I find it kinda cute. Like your little cousin, who’s adorable!

    • How long have you lived there? I’m used to it, and figure that my inability to feel the fanaticism is because I’m not an over-the-top sports fan. I prefer to play them, rather than watch. But I’ve become more curious about going to an actual game, now that I’m old enough to understand the games better. Ah, yes, my cousin’s daughter IS an adorable little munchkin. Love that kiddo.

      • Hi again! I’ve lived here a total of… let’s see, 17 years, with 3 moves in the middle of those years. We just keep coming back, so I guess we like it here. Yeah, I probably don’t get overly excited because I am also not a huge football fan (I find it a bit silly, but what’re ya gonna do?)

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. Nice job on your “About Me” page. I have been wanting to rewrite mine for a long time, but am never satisfied with how it sounds. It’s much easier to express myself through my photography than my writing. I guess I need to work on that. 🙂

    • You’re welcome! I really enjoy your flower photos, and always try and pick up some pointers from other photographers. You did throw me off with your other account, but I’d have figured it out, eventually. : ) Your blog is gorgeous. And don’t worry about the About Me page… one day, it’ll just come. Some days, I just can’t write, and some days I can. Sometimes, I just have to figure out what angle to write from, just like looking for what angle to take a picture from. Once you can tell where to “take” the writing, it just flows. : )

    • I appreciate your asking… it should be fine if you use the picture. Just make sure it’s properly credited to my blog? And out of curiosity, why did you ask on this post, rather than the Blackdown post?

  3. Would like to use one of your photos of Tillman Hall. I plan to recreate it as a pencil sketch. When complete if you like I could send you a copy. Thank you Andrew

  4. I see it’s been a while since you last blogged. I read a few of your posts and I just want to encourage you to continue. You have a nice voice and a flair with your photography. I enjoyed them. Good luck on whatever God has led you to.

    • Thank you! Mostly it’s because of school that I haven’t been in blogging mode in a while. I hope to get back to it more after I finish my senior year, but every once in a while, something needs to be written. If you are interested, I did just post on my other blog owlsinthedarkdarkworld.wordpress.com
      Thanks for the encouragement!

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