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Member since December 5, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My favorite story of all time is:
My own. If we are talking books, then that list is too long to set forth.

In bed I like to read:
Hmm, Well it all depends on the night and what I'm doing at the time. Sometimes I read novels, sometimes I read articles, sometimes I read stuff online like SixBillionSecrets, and other times I settle down with a good comic book or manga and read that, whether online or actually physically in my hands.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Well it depends, are we discussing actual books or a story composed by me? If it's by me it would be a drama of sorts, or a fairy-tale with the ending ripped out, or even possible a great tragedy. I was a normal girl growing up, except that my sister is in a wheelchair and my willingness to help was often taken advantage of. I was always in her shadow and when she went off to college I decided that I was going to break from that shadow in one way or another, but when I tried my grades slipped and I fell apart. Everything just kind of went downhill from then on. First I did bad in school, then I got kind of depressed, then I started taking on other people's problems so that no one would ask me if I was okay. Then I ended up in the hospital for a couple of days making my grades even worse and before I knew it I was out for the summer before high school. With the passed two years behind me I tried my best in school for awhile until everything just went wrong, I got sick again, stopped caring about my school work, my grandfather died, and then something really bad happened with me. Soon I think I may go off the deep end, but hey, it's my life right? So as you can see, my life has been okay, except for the past few years. Not that I'm complaining, I just wish someone would notice, ya know? Someone in my family, one of my friends. The signs are there, but they are walking right past. I'm leaving that up there, that was the story when I first got on this site, now, my story is one of hope, of trials and tribulations put to rest, so that new trials may be faced.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Do NOT Give Up, You Survive.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Get back up - Tobymac

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Someone who needs to see that things DO get better.

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“Hope is all that really remains.”

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