currently Fort Hood, TX; soon to be Fort Drum, NY
New York School of Photography, distance learning
“If you want to be happy, then be.” – Leo Tolstoy
Huh, never realized how similar these two are.
24 years old – a proud Army wife to a brave Infantryman – from a very broken home, learning from my parents mistakes – a stay at home wife – a future unschooling mother – homegrown in central Alabama – always learning
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up; because if you pick it, it dies, and ceases to be something you love, so if you love it, let it be. Love is not about possession, but rather appreciation” – Osho
“Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own”
“I urge you to please notice when you’re happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what it is'” – Kurt Vonnegut
“A true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of hurting them back”
“My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice; improve your argument'” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“When we see an animals ribs, hip and collarbones, we think of it as sad and abusive, but when we a womans’ bones, we consider it beautiful”
“If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, then we’ve lost sight of the real purpose of learning” – Jeannie Fulbright
“A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves” – Banksy
“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers” – John D. Rockefeller, creator of the General Education Board in 1903
“In America, we currently have this idea that our children are struggling academically, so the answer lies in pushing them more and more, at earlier ages.. if our children are struggling academically, it doesn’t make sense to make them do more of the same things that are failing them and from a younger age” – Alicia Bayer
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today” – Stacia Tauscher
Harry Potter series, Uglies series, The Hunger Games series, Animal Farm, The Scarlet Letter, Edgar Allen Poe works, The Emperors New Coat, The Lottery, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
On the reading list:
and pretty much all the other “classics” ever, but I figure I’ve got a lifetime for all of that.
I’m also very interested in fables and folklore, such as the Grimm Brothers collection, works of Hans Christian Anderson, etc, which I’m currently exploring.
Genres: 90’s Alternative Rock, Red Dirt Country, Bro Country, Stoner Rock
Artists: Relient K, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chase Rice
Truthfully though, I’m all about the songs themselves and what they say, rather than just loving a specific artist, or genre. I might love one or two songs by an artist and that’s it (such as Avenged Sevenfold, I think I love about 4 of their songs), and then a few from Florida Georgia Line, maybe one by Taylor Swift (not actually the case, but you get my drift). I couldn’t really care less about WHO is singing a song, but I care very deeply about what kind of thoughts and stories I let into my head, because what you take in is what you later project.
I believe that music can be an extremely powerful molding tool.
|Film & TV||
Fantasy/Fiction: Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Resurrection, Game of Thrones, The Amazing Spiderman series, ALL of the X-MEN movies ever and to come
Crude Social Commentaries: Family Guy, American Dad
Reality: The Voice, Whose Line is it Anyways
Cartooons: Spongebob Squarepants, The Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, Hey Arnold, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Looney Toones