I've lived in northwest Georgia my entire life. I live in a subdivision, but I really want to live in the country . . . still in northwest Georgia, but I would love to have lots of land, and farm animals. I have two younger sisters, and we have always been homeschooled. I love being homeschooled and I plan to homeschool my own children (once I have some, of course). We have a dog, a yellow lab named Sophie.
I danced ballet at a local Christian dance studio for six years. I did do a little bit of tap, jazz, and modern, but I always liked ballet best. When I was eleven I got to go on pointe. It didn't hurt, except a little bit at the end of the year when I started growing out of my shoes. I quit dance when I was twelve because it was starting to require too much time, and though I was sad about it at first, I'm really glad now that I quit.
One of the most major changes in my family's life came when I was eight. We got involved in politics. A family friend ran for State House, and we were a big part of the campaign. It was a hard campaign, the opponent was a thirty year incumbent, but it was a lot of fun. We've been involved in a lot of campaigns since then, and I really enjoy it, though I must say, stuffing envelopes is not my favorite part of a campaign. (As a side note, I plan someday to write a series about a girl whose dad runs for office.)
I think it was when I was about thirteen that I learned to sew. I'm very picky about clothes, and have a really hard time finding things at the store that I am willing to wear, so I make a lot of my own clothes. I use a lot of patterns from the thirties and forties. I've also designed a few dresses. What I wish I could find a reason to make is a fantasy/medieval style dress. I have made colonial dresses that we have worn in parades, and an 1860s ball gown that I wear to these Civil War balls we go to, but I have yet to find justification for a fantasy dress. I'm also interested in spinning and weaving. I have a drop spindle, and once I was able to use a spinning wheel. I don't think my smile left my face for the rest of the day. I've only seen a floor loom being used once, in Colonial Williamsburg, but I could have watched it all day.
I also love music. I love listening to film score, because I love orchestras. I have played the piano since I was little and have been playing the violin, my favorite instrument, since last year.
I am a Christian, and though I'm far from perfect and still sin constantly, I do try to glorify God in whatever I do.