I write a lot, and sometimes I realize that I don’t know most of you, and you don’t know me.
So I thought it would be good to introduce myself and tell you a bit about who I am.
I’ll probably do these on occasion, as I get new followers. But I will try to throw in a few different things so they don’t bore my usual readers.
1. My name is Laura. I’m 30 years old, and I live in Northern IL, USA.
2. One of my biggest goals is to get back into horse therapy. I love it, but it’s hard to do around here, as there aren’t any good centres closer than an hour drive away.
3. I’m a vegetarian, and along with that, I don’t kill even the little “creepies”. The only exception I make to this are things that harm my animals, such as tapeworms and fleas. I will not sacrifice my animals’ health, but otherwise, I don’t kill bugs, snakes, or anything like that. And even if it’s for the good of my animals, I still have a hard time with that.
4. May seem a little opposite to the last point, but I am pro-guns. I think there needs to be more responsibility taken for one’s actions. My Dad taught me to respect guns, and how to shoot when I was very young. As a result of that, I actually had a hard time playing paintball the first time I was invited to do so. Not because I couldn’t aim, but because I’d had it drilled into me that you never point a gun, even a toy gun, at anyone.
I believe that a lot of the problems with guns come from people who either are not taught to respect guns, or are not taught to respect life (yes, I am also pro-life…).
5. I travel a lot. Most of my time has been spent in India, but at the moment, I don’t think I will have many more trips there. I have other places I really want to go. Especially Antarctica, which is the last continent I need to visit to have all of them.
My last 3 trips to India, I’ve brought dogs (and one cat) home. It’s become tradition…
6. I am single, and the only one in my family to be so. Sometimes I think I want to change that, but sometimes I think that I am too set in my ways to learn to live with someone else. And dating websites are not my cup of tea…
7. I enjoy doing disaster relief (flood/hurricane/tornado cleanup) with groups like Operation Blessing or Samaritan’s Purse. Sometimes I have to be a little firm on the point that I do not want to do “women’s work”, despite the fact that I am a woman. I like the demo part, and the more chances I get to bash down a wall with a crowbar, the better.
I guess seven points is enough for now.
What questions do you have for me? I’ll answer them in a future post. I want to share items of interest for everyone. Join me and make this a conversation instead of a monologue.