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I graduated from college this past year, five years of study and a degree that I love but have no idea what I'm going to do with. I work third shift on the weekends and have quite a lot of free time, which I devote to photography and doing school (at home) with my younger sister.
Our family is very close and we have a lot of fun together, but most importantly, we embrace each other's wierdness. I can't imagine better people to live with.
Stephen is 18, a musician with a very active social calendar and a very messy bedroom. In other words, a normal teenaged boy.
Hannah is 15 and a budding writer/artist/filmmaker. She's shy, like me, and loves to shop, so very un-like me.
I think they're pretty awesome.
We also share our home with four cats that have us wrapped around their little paws. I blog about our pets and all manner of animal-related things over at The Domestic Zoo.
I have an amazing capacity for memorizing meaningless information. I'm a pacifist and pastor's daughter. I worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church and am still trying to figure this whole convert thing out.
I've wandered around the streets of Paris, celebrated well into the night at a wedding in Romania, seen the sunset over the Aegean, worshiped with the Patriarch in Constantinople, danced around a fire in Africa, and looked into the face of AIDs. I did my anthropology field work in northern Quebec and I once spent several hours stranded in a Hungarian airport. This summer Stephen and I spent a month volunteering in, and falling in love with, Tanzania. .
Someday, I want to get married and have kids, but for now, I'm just being the best big sister that I can be. And if I could live anywhere in the world, it would be right here.