But, long story short, you probably don't know who I am very well, or really who I'm talking about, and I'd like to help! Today, we cover who the hell I'm blathering about. These are the people I talk with, surround myself with, and essentially make me up to be the person I am.
Mom- also: Mommy, Mama, Mombo
My own mother, Lisa, who was a stay at home mom till I hit highschool, who then decided to go back to school for herself. She started by finishing up her basics at a community college, went after her bachelor's at DBU, and then her master's at UNT. She now sports a Master's in counseling and acts as the transfer coordinator at ORU, handling all the transfer students that come in to the school and also making sure seniors have everything they need to graduate. She's also attending ORU and working on her 2nd master's. (Because she's a horrible masochist... or she likes school... I think they're the same)In addition to all this, she has a personal/spiritual goal to establish a retreat home for pastors of small churches and she blogs & has devotionals over here: http://barnabashouseok.livejournal.com/
I love my mom and while growing up the thought of not having her approval was a crushing fear. Since moving out of their home, I now respect my mother's wisdom most of the time and thankfully, though she doesn't approve of many things I do, she doesn't let it affect the relationship we have. She just wishes I'd visit more.
Dad- also: Daddy
My daddy! My father and I are so similar it's nearly painful. We're introverts, contemplators, like many of the same things, and if we sat down for dinner, just the two of us, there'd probably be an awkward silence and a struggle to find something to talk about. I've never really understood it, but I do roll my eyes every time my mother exclaims: "Why did God give me two of you?!" cause I know it's true.
Dad has always been the main provider of the family, working in sales of blinds/shutters, and even spending years with Home Depot and apparently he's damn good at it. But, his heart has always been with his camera. If he could drop everything he'd probably frolic away with his camera, only to return when he ran out of film and to show off all the cool shots he got.
He's also been the parent that was always more: you're an adult and can make your own decisions, but has also always been there when I've made bad ones. Sometimes I wonder if he knows how much I love him, mostly because we don't communicate well with each other.
Roxanne- also: Rachel, Rachie, Rox, Roxie, Shosh, Shosho
My little sister, 3 years younger than me, and not really so little. She's sorta built like a linebacker, definitely hits like one(particularly when I call her Shosho), and towers over me. She was attending ORU up until last semester, and has had to take incompletes due to physical things, such as having surgery on her knee a couple years ago and then having cysts removed from her ovaries this last year. She works as a sitter, has a great love for kids, and an unbreakable will. She's also more of an extrovert than even my mother and loves to go out with her friends.
Zach- also: Zachary, Zachie
My little brother, 6 years younger than me, and also taller than me. He's still a high school student and also in a state of rebellion against my parents. IE: I could maybe stuff a cat into the gauges in his ears, he has a emo haircut, and has started a bad called "Murder of Crows". He's also recently told my parents he doesn't believe in God and I'm pretty sure Mom will be bald by the time he graduates. He makes friends easily and has always been a doll to any girl he's dated(I like to think my sisterly skills had something to do with that...)
My best friend since my sophomore year of highschool. She's wild, spontaneously, tons of fun, and loves to laugh. She brings me out of my shell and also brings out my girlie side. She's my primary source of gossip and I try to make a point to talk with her daily, even though she now lives in Canada. I probably love her more than Brandon, but he's okay with that. XD
My boyfriend for over a year now(we met on okcupid) and he's also the man I plan to marry. As soon as he proposes... I currently live with him and his parents, initially due to a bad situation with an ex-roommate that seems to become a semi-permanent sort of thing. He's currently a student at OSU, less than a year away from his bachelor's in art history, and plans to act as a teacher while working on his master's and perhaps one day moving into video games. He always has something to say, something to share, which is typically a nice counterpart to my quiet and listening, though sometimes I have to tell him either his brain is leaking, or how much I love talking with him I do have to work in the morning and need to sleep.
He's also my pocket tank when he has time to play his paladin.
Chuck- also: Charles, Chuckie, Daddu
Brandon's dad. Still getting to know him, will probably write more in the future.
Rebecca- also: Beck, Becca
Brandon's mom. Still getting to know her, will probably write more in the future.
For those that aren't aware of the reason behind my "Defining me" entries, I have the initial explanation here: