Life of The Carter
April 23, 2014

I had a long, elaborate post planned for today, but it’s not all the way ready to be uploaded, so it’ll just have to sit in my draft box until I figure out what to do with it.

Instead, I’ll just take this opportunity to say thank you.

Thank you first and foremost to God for all of His blessings and grace that I’ve experienced, especially over the course of the last year. My Christian walk is the furthest thing from perfect, but I’m thankful that His goodness doesn’t depend on my ability to “be good” or act right.

Thanks to my family, for putting up with and supporting me, even though I’m certain that they have no idea what I’m doing with my life-I guess we’ll figure that out together.

Thanks to my friends for being there. And this is just as much for the people that I’ve recently met as it is for the people that I’ve known for some years now; I’m not the best when it comes to expressing feelings, but if you’ve ever gone out of your way to deal with me and make me feel comfortable, then I just want you to know that I appreciate you.

20 was an amazing year for me. I learned so much about myself and the world, and as challenging as some of it was, I wouldn’t change anything about the last year of my life. I look forward to another year of growth, obstacles, and even setbacks as I continue to find my place in the grand scheme of things, and I’m glad that I have such a great group of people around me for this journey.

Here’s to 21 being even better!

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: Could you be more specific on your racism response? Like, is there a common misconception that members of the majority tend to hold that you would want to eradicate?

There’s the whole “I’m better than them” attitude that definitely needs to go, but then you have the stereotypes, which are just as bad.
Stereotypes stop people from giving others fair chances, or even getting to know them.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: If you had the power to change everyone's minds regarding one particular issue, what issue would you choose?

That’s a really great question.
And since it’s the closest “issue” to me, I would have to say that I would choose to change people’s minds on race.

Believe it or not, people still entertain racist thoughts and actions, and all of that filth gets passed on to others, namely children. I see examples of subtle racism everyday, so it’s something that’s very near and dear to me.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: What is the most unusual song/album/artist on your ipod?

I feel like most people who know me know that I listen to EVERYTHING, but if I had to pick a song, it would probably be “O Children” by Nick Caves and the Bad Seeds.
If you’re a Potterhead, then you’ll recognize it as the song that Harry played on the radio when he danced with Hermione in TDH Pt. I. The song is beautiful to me.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: What is the most unexpected thing about you?

I’m way more self-conscious than most people probably think that I am.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: If you had to give up one of your social media outlets, which one would you get rid of and why?

Facebook would be the first one to go.
I mainly keep it around to be nosey and see what people from HS are up to, but most of the time, it’s filled with mundane updates and/or filth.

The only time that I post on there is when I’m linking to a blog post that I did.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: What is your favorite marvel superhero?

I’m not a huge comic person, but I love the X-Men, so if I had to pick somebody, I would go with Magneto EVEN though he’s not really a “hero”.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: What are some of your least favorite movies and why?

I HATED District 9 when I first saw it. I couldn’t enjoy it because I had no idea if it was supposed to be funny or serious.

Generally speaking, I don’t really like action movies either.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: What was the best thing you ate while overseas?

Traditional Czech goulash.
And these little, sweet pastry-like things called Trdelník.

April 21, 2014
I’m bored…again.

Anonymous question time, anyone? Hit my inbox!