I am on a journey. I don't know where it's leading me (which is a scary thought most of the time) but I know my dreams. To be married. To write. To have a home in the country. To cook, to garden, to sew.
I read. Fast. A lot. I don't think I'm smarter than anyone else. I can't play sports and I'm only so-so at music. But I read. If I could, I would give everyone warm bread (gluten free available) and a good book.
I try to love God. And while I fall down every day, I trust in His mercy and I get up.
I'm a Midwesterner briefly transplanted to the West Coast. I like the West Coast, but I don't want to live there. Now I'm back where I belong and happy about it.
I am short. This is not my identity. It does mean that while most people simply take something from a shelf I have to figure out if I can reach it and if I can't, weigh the relative embarrassments of jumping, getting a stool, and asking someone else to get it down for me. It means that standard countertops are too high for me to use comfortably.
Sometimes people seem to think that I am a deep thinker. Really what I am is quiet. When I'm with a small group of friends I open up but when I'm in a crowd I drift to the edges.
On any given day I can think of at least three things on my to-do list that don't get done. Usually it's cleaning my room. The Facts: I'm 23--make that 26 and counting. I graduated from college this spring in 2010 with a BA in English. I work as a library assistant in two public libraries, a field which I am very passionate about. I'm an Eastern Orthodox Christian. I attend a church in the Bulgarian Diocese, but most of us are converts. I love Orthodoxy--it is the only denomination I can imagine being a part of! I am the oldest of three children. Pertinent links Longer About Me (must be an LJ friend to see) By Singing Light, my public blog My graphics journal Miscellaneous Some favorite quotes: "You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her." -Winston Churchill
“We make a sensational team”― Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity
"But I do not approve. And I am not resigned." --Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Stories tend to get out of hand." --J.R.R. Tolkien