I am currently in college to attain my Associates of Applied Science as an ASL Interpreter, however I just recently changed to this direction. My background was originally science, specifically biology. I am well versed in Biology for science majors, upper level psychology, physiology and body building. This semester I am taking; ASL 4, Fingerspelling and Numbers, Intro to Interpreting, English 2, and Physical Concepts (I despise that class).
Body building?? What? Yes, I am a novice body builder! My favorite exercise is pumping iron and sweating on the cardio machines. I also enjoy zumba (amazing!!!), mountain climbing and hiking, rock wall climbing, bicycling, swimming (was a lifeguard in the summer of 2012, looking forward to being a lifeguard lead in 2013), ceramics and drawing, and generally having fun. Sure, I have my down time activities like meditation, video games (currently in LOVE with Assassin's Creed series), and reading. I am busy most of the time.
|Me at the Fort Worth Zoo|
My favorite thing, however, is learning, studying and practicing my faith. I am a Pagan and can be considered a full on witch for 7 years now, although I was a witch before I discovered the name for it. Like others, when I converted to Paganism, it felt like home. Nay, it felt more than that, like being wrapped in the loving arms of a parent or lover. Truly it was, and still is, a balm to my soul. I practice the Sabbats in a local coven, but do much solitary. I pride myself on my tarot abilities, and my other Goddess given gifts. One day soon, I hope to contribute something to my community.
At the moment, I do volunteer work in the Deaf community and also at the local Humane Society. When I get my interpreting degree, I hope to volunteer to work at Pagan conventions, providing my services for the Deaf brothers and sisters. I donate to charity when I can afford it, and love the philosophy of reduce/reuse/recycle. I plan to grow my own garden of herbs and wish to become a Registered Herbalist sometime in the future.
|On top of a "hill" in Texas. That hill was nothing compared to the Sierra Nevadas.|
|That's a rock face that I had just got done climbing. It keeps going up about 700 ft.|
|In case you were wondering if I really was fat. 'Tis true!|