|Texas Pride till I die!!|
I am a displaced southern girl. Born and raised in Texas for most of my life and then I was moved to Oregon, where I have resided for most of the last decade by my mother. While her reasoning may have been good, I was a very bitter teenage girl when I moved to Oregon. It has grown on me little by little every year that I have been here. It is beautiful. But I miss my home state terribly (possibly just the heat and my wonderful family LoL) and wish to visit often.
I can be a rather loud person (I've been told it's because I am Italian, Irish, German, and Welsh but that is debatable LoL) but I am quite possibly one of the quietest people in my family (well my half Italian father's side of the family anyhow LoL). I am strongly opinionated though very open-minded. I am blunt since I don't see any point in lying or candy coating the truth. I have no problem for standing up for what I believe in. I am not out to win some popularity contest or make hundreds of friends, so I don't really give a rat's ass what people think of me. I couldn't live without music--listening to it or playing it (I play the clarinett!). It soothes my soul.
I love to write. I have been doing it quite possibly my whole life LoL For as long as I can remember I have always been doing some sort of writing. It started with short stories and moved onto lengthy diary entries. Once I hit the 8th grade, thanks to a wonderful English teacher I had, I dove head first into poetry. I have just under 400 of them!! While I don't think most of them are good, I have been told by many people that they are indeed well written. Perhaps I will get them organized properly one day and actually get around to publishing them in a book. Speaking of books, I am in the process of writing one of those too. I've only just started so I have no idea when it will be done--especially since I haven't recently set aside time to work on it. I may or may not keep you guys periodically updated on my progress on that. As of earlier this year, I have also taken up blogging. It helps keep me sane :)
I am (at this moment in time) 25 years old. I did graduate high school and I graduated from the local community college with an Associates Transfer Degree. I didn't, however, finish getting my bachelor's/master's degrees for various personal reasons. Once I get my loans paid off I am going back to finish. I was (and will be again soon I hope) majoring in Education and Learning with a Special Education endorsement and minoring in Psychology. My ultimate goal is to work with children on the Autism Spectrum. I have worked with them in the past as an aide and that is where I found my passion to be. I have always known from an early age that I was going to teach one day, but working with those wonderful children and really getting through to them is what my heart desires. And for whatever reason, I can connect with them. I love it!!
|And I'll be his till the end of time!|
So I guess I've probable rambled on enough about myself....That's probably more than most of you want to know about me--at least for now I suppose LoL Keep tuned in for some more rantings!!