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Emily Day 0

@emilyday137
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About

Location

currently Fort Hood, TX; soon to be Fort Drum, NY

University

New York School of Photography, distance learning

Life Philosophy

“If you want to be happy, then be.” – Leo Tolstoy
“To be, rather than to seem” – Womack family motto (my maiden name)

Huh, never realized how similar these two are.

I am...

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

Quotes

“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”
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less”
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”

“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
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone” – Ronald Reagan
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

Website

http://www.pinterest.com/emby137

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/emby137

Books

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:
-1984
-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
-A Wonderful Welcome to Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz & The Emerald City of Oz
-The Art of War
-The Time Machine
-The Giver
-Treasure Island
-The Red Badge of Courage
-Uncle Tom’s Cabin
-Peter Pan
-My Bondage and My Freedom

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.

Music

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