Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m the one in the pink, with the one bit of crazy hair.
You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their “spot.” This is mine. It’s a little corner desk next to a window that looks out over a wooded hill. The top shelf is home to my loyal (but grumpy) betta, Queequeg. He’s a little judgmental, I think. He likes to stare at me when I write, as if he knows I’ve got better stuff to be doing.
Let’s see, other things you might need to know, that you may not be able to infer from looking at my spot:
Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life. I want everything I say and do and write – online and off- to reflect His glory and cause people to draw near to him.
I’m married to my best friend John, who I knew for 20 years before we ever had an actual conversation. Once we did, we wondered why it took us so long and made up for it by getting married within 8 months of our first date.
I graduated in 2017 from a tiny Christian university with a degree in communication. The top item on my bucket list is to learn to pilot – and eventually own – a sailboat. I would loosely classify myself as a granola (or as my mom puts it, a Chaco-wearing Christian hippie) who loves to hammock, kayak, play ukulele and generally enjoy adventuresomeness.
My hobbies (besides adventures, tea, and writing) include procrastibaking, which is the art of making delicious foods in an effort to avoid other responsibilities such as research projects.
I also like to make up words, as you may have noticed.
I left part of my heart in Belfast, Northern Ireland after living there on a study trip. If real life didn’t get in the way, I’d go back to NI (preferably on my sailboat) and become a shepherdess somewhere in the green hills of County Down.
I support the Oxford comma.
Here’s some general “favorites” of mine. Favorite month: October. Favorite food: coffee (does that count? If not, it’s strawberries.) Favorite animal: Squirrels? Puppies? Octopuses? I can’t decide. There’s a tossup for my favorite scent between woodsmoke and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Favorite book is impossible to choose, but The Count of Monte Cristo ranks very high, as do The Scottish Chiefs and The Book Thief. My favorite people are my family.
If you’re into studying Meyers-Briggs personality types, it might be helpful to know I’m an INFJ. We’re supposedly the rarest type, but there seems to be an unusually high concentration of them at small liberal arts colleges, so I don’t feel all that special.
My haunting fears include group projects, deserts, soggy bread, and loud parties where I’m expected to dance. My pet peeves are piles of dirty dishes and television in general.
I dream of one day creating my own epic trail mix blend. (It’s an entirely accomplishable dream but I just haven’t gotten around to going to the store yet.) The blend consists of Honey Bunches of Oats granola, almonds, Craisins, and dark chocolate MnMs.
And finally, if I had to choose five fictional characters to take with me on an epic quest, I’d pick Aragorn, Jacky Faber, Edmond Dantes, Puddleglum the Marshwiggle, and Mary Poppins.
Actually I think I’ve just assembled the most disfunctional adventure team in the history of ever: a swordsman, an escape artist, a master of deception and poisons, a pessimist, and a nanny to make us all go to bed on time. And of course, I’ll supply the team with the Anne-of-Green-Gables-like enthusiasm and daydreaminess. Yep, we’ll definitely never accomplish our quest.
And if you actually read all of that, I think I owe you both my congratulations and an apology.