“I Have A History”

15085475_533195140223369_8972242998071286192_nMy name is Vannary.  I’ve recently taken a liking to the name Athena, who is the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Craft and War.  I chose this name specifically for Goddesses attributes regarding Wisdom, because I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that knows no end.  I have shelves of books that seems to be overflowing!

I know what you’re thinking.  “What a nerd!” hahaha  I don’t doubt I’m a nerd and I’m totally not denying it.  It was very different from when I was younger.  I loved playing outdoors with my brother and friends.  We used to ride our bikes around our neighborhood-it wasn’t exactly a very good neighborhood either, mind you.  We had at least 3 neighborhood bullies, and one of them specifically targeted me.  I had worse bullies than her of course, but that story is for another blog for another time.

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I didn’t learn to read properly until the second grade.  At that time, even the word “the” was hard for me.  The very first book I ever learned to read and fell in love with was Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel after hours and hours of grueling lessons with my dad.  I was behind in class–and the bullying didn’t help.  By the end of the month, I was able to build confidence in myself enough to jump in during our reading out loud hour.  Since then, I learned to read any book I could get my hands one and wouldn’t let it go until I finished reading it and understanding it completely.  The Goosebumps series were my favorite to spend my summers reading in my room.  I was super proud of myself when I read one book in one day!  🙂  The Harry Potter series was next and I absolutely loved it.

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When I moved to Seattle with my family, I found that I was very interested in the study of the natural world and it’s history and it’s civilizations.  I took 2 years of Humanities and World Religion in college back in California, but it still didn’t feel like I learned enough.  Socrates, Plato, Lucrecia and Descartes.  I kept getting pulled deeper into Philosophy and Science. I was also getting older haha!  And the older I get, the more I hope I am also getting wiser.  Who knows what my mind will be like in the next 10 years!

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