About

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I started this blog to share my experiences.  Originally, I planned to write about my trip to China, but when that fell through some other exciting things fell into place.   Currently, I’m a southern bride chronicling my journey to the altar.  For more on why I started the blog and where I got the name “A Thousand New Paths,” check out this post.

I live passionately and give 100% in all that I do.  You can find me outside photographing nature or people, reading in a shady spot, or working on my next grad school project.  Photography really grew as a passion of mine six years ago, and I have not stopped learning ever since.   I love my Nikon, Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, and Mercer’s darkroom.  I spent a large portion of my time as an undergrad processing photos and my life in that darkroom; it was my sanctuary.  Many of the photos you see on this blog were taken and processed by yours truly.

Seek

That’s my favorite word in the English language, not because it has the most beautiful sound but because it has held the most significance in my life.  I believe that there are things in this world and beyond it that are worth seeking out and enjoying, embracing, and loving, and I believe life is about continuously seeking those things.  Christ, above all, is the one I seek to know more and more each day, and I’ve found that I learn so much more about myself and others when he is the focus of my search.
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7

Future

That’s the scary word, but I actually do have a plan in place.  I’m currently attending graduate school at Baylor University, pursuing my Ed. S. in School Psychology.  (An Ed. S. is and Education Specialist degree; it’s right between a Master’s and a Doctorate.)  I am passionate about ensuring that all children have equal access to a valuable education, and working as a school psychologist is the best way I can make an impact in the field of education.  I have one year of formal education left (including another summer), followed by a  year-long internship.  Then I will hopefully become a practicing school psychologist!

I love my family, and I hope to have one of my own later down the road.  I have a relatively small family, and we are all pretty close.  My mom, dad, Nana, and aunt were all super influential figures in my childhood, and I definitely see their characters reflected in myself each day.  I’m also now married to Cason Stone, since January 2015.  I strive to take the positives from each of them and live up to that example as best I can.

I love answering questions and sharing more about myself, so if you want to know anything, drop me a comment!

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