1. I like to draw.
I mostly draw nature and animals, but I also like self portraits. I'm kind of bad at drawing people though, so that doesn't happen often. (I once tried to draw my best friend, but she ended up looking like a witch.) My favorite mediums are charcoal and chalk. Drawing is one of my favorite past times because it calms my soul and makes me feel so peaceful. I absolutely enjoy it.
2. I didn't learn how to ride my bike until I was eight-years-old.
I was not a very brave child. I was terrified of everything, especially riding my bike without training wheels. My parents tried to help me for years. From like age four on. They'd hold onto the back of my bike seat and run with me down the road. But the moment I noticed they let go, I stopped pedaling and crashed every time. I wore out four pairs of knee and elbow pads. But my parents never gave up. Around my eighth birthday, my dad finally took my training wheels off for good. He threw them away and told me I was going to have to learn because I wasn't going to have training wheels in life. He told me that some things were scary and hard, but we had to do them anyways. About two weeks later, we went to my grandma's farm and took my bike with us. While everyone was inside talking, I pulled my bike out and walked it into the middle of the yard. As my little feet rested on the pedals, I closed my eyes. I didn't want to watch if I crashed. I started pedaling, faster and faster. The bike wobbled and I started to lose balance. I opened my eyes and straightened it out. And that's when I realized I was actually riding my bike. At the age of eight, I had finally conquered the bike.
3. I have a favorite sibling.
This is mostly because I only have one sibling, but he is definitely my favorite. (Though, I don't know if he would say the same thing about me...) He is six and a half feet tall and so wide that he doesn't always fit through doorways. He wears size 17 shoes. (I personally think that my mom had a normal sized baby boy that was stolen away in the middle of the night and replaced by a baby giant.) Anyhow, he is a pretty great guy. As annoying and dumb as he may be sometimes, I don't know what I would do without him. He is always there to hug me when I'm down and brings me mint chocolate chip ice cream when I'm sad. He makes me laugh and keeps me talking long into the night. He is always looking out for me and I can't thank him enough. I can truly say that God blessed me with a great friend when He gave me my older brother.
4. Strangers think I'm quiet, and my best friends can't get me to be quiet.
If you don't know me, you think I'm really quiet and shy. I hate small talk, and I'm also really bad at small talk. Which means I'm super awkward in social situations. I usually just keep my lips sealed and let everyone else talk while I observe. I can never come up with something to add to mere polite conversation. I actually have to rehearse what to say in my head when I know I'm meeting someone new, and I still sometimes fail.
If you know me really well, you can never get me to shut up and you know that I'm really weird. I like to talk. So I talk a lot, about anything. Random facts are always spewing out of my mouth, and don't even get me started about work. I could talk about the vet clinic for hours upon hours because I absolutely LOVE it. Then there is God. I think I manage to bring Him into 80% of my conversations because He is just such a big part of my life. Plus, I like asking my friends random deep questions like the one over there in the side bar ->
5. I'm an introvert.
I like people, but they just wear me out. I can only be around them for so long before I absolutely need to have time for myself otherwise I'll go crazy. I have to spend at least 50% of my time alone or I get emotionally drained because I am so connected to others emotions that I put all of mine on hold until I'm alone. My alone time is when I figure out everything about everything.
6. God is the most important thing in my life.
He's my number one. I hope that everything I do in my life reflects Him. Everything I do is affected by my faith in Him. He has blessed me so greatly and continues to do so. New lessons come every day become of God and I don't know how I could live without Him. He's my everything.
7. My favorite color is brown.
When I was little (probably around the age of seven) my grandma owned a flower shop. One day, my cousin Emily and I were looking at all the pretty bouquets. I pointed to a pretty pink daisy and proudly said "That's my favorite color." My cousin being much taller than me bent down to look me in the eye.
"You like pink?" I nodded my head and wiped the hair out of my face. "Well, my favorite color is brown. Pink is too cliché."
At the time I had no clue what cliché meant, but I understood that Emily like brown because it was different than everybody else. So I decided that I wanted to be different too and brown has been my favorite color from that day forward. It's just kind of stuck.
8. My favorite animal is the dog.
I've grown up with four dogs at almost all times. We've mostly had labs, but we currently only have two. A brown lab named Dutchess and a black lab named Daizy. We also have a long haired dachshund named Keeli and a papillion named Marty. They mean the world to me. I could spend hours with my dogs and never get bored. Dutchess is a hunting dog who could fetch forever and every Sunday I take her and Daizy to the lake to play. Dogs are just amazing.
9. I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I was able to talk.
It's my life long dream and I cannot wait until my future career can get started. I was that kid who brought home every single stray they came across and begged my parents to let me keep it. (Heck, I still do that.) Animals just have my heart. I can't help it. I just dream of saving all the sick animals in the world, and I'm so excited for college to start because it's the beginning of my crazy adventure.
10. I am a tomboy.
I have definitely never been mistaken as a girly girl. My mom calls me her "Little Boy" because I've never been one to want to go shopping or get my nails done. When I was little I always wanted to play in the dirt with my brother, and I'd still much rather play in the dirt than paint my nails. Some of my favorite hobbies are hunting and fishing. (There is just something about being outside that makes my soul happy.) I don't like dresses. To me they are uncomfortable. I'd much rather wear boots and jeans or boots and shorts. My friends are always telling me to "be a girl for once", and I always laugh at them because I like it much better the way I am.
"Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends."
I am Samantha, and my goal for this blog is to basically share my experiences as a teenager. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that is what this blog is about.