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Erica M.

"I want to raise my children, be a great wife and mother, and make a difference in the world."

Lubbock, TX, USA
female, age 36
married, 2 children
Joined Aug 15, 2007
What I Want to Do: Help people

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It was about four years ago that I decided the only thing that really matters in life is helping people. People are a good investment, they are the only investment you can make in this world that is eternal. I am trying to figure out what that means for me. I am about half way finished with college and I am still trying to decided what I want to do. I am torn between about ten things! Non-profit stuff, heritage managment, anthropology, missions, resource managment, museum science, creative writing, and I'm sure there will be more tomorrow. I love learning and I'm not afraid to admitt that I am a huge nerd. I love NPR and PBS. I love Car Talk and watching Discovery Channel. I want to make a difference in the world, I want to feel that my life matters. My kids are the cutest kids in the world, they are so precious and amazing. My husband is my rock, without him I truly would be lost. He is also a huge nerd and I love him so much.

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Hometown Springer, NM 
Birthday May 21, 1982  
About Me I prefer not to describe myself; it's trite and self-congratulatory.
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Religions Quaker/The Society of Friends  
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Wild Fact About Me I married my husband six months after we met.
My Philosophy That's a tough one. Today my philosophy is to be a follower of Jesus. I'm not sure what the means yet but I am working on it.
What Gives Me Hope My family, my friends, love, Jesus, seeing faith and hope and good deeds.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why Jesus He has shown me how to love people and help them.
What Bugs Me intolerance, indifferance, Small minded people, bad drivers  
Passions God, reading and writing, helping people, learning, children  
Inspirations my children  
What Scares Me what the future holds for our world, what the future holds for our country, being old and alone  
Role Models Anyone willing to make a difference, Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Muhammed Yunus, Wendell Berry, Shane Claiborn, Gene Logston  
Quotation "...All these environmental problems are coming from consumption, but consumption is a function of what? Of rushing! "Give it to me quick, I want mores stuff and I want it right away!" We need to slow down and enjoy the moment, rather than these highly caffeinated people that are rushing around...where are they going? They're running around like they're insane; they're honking and impatient...leave earlier for God's sake! What is this madness of honking at somebody? You'd need some sort of extremely accurate atomic clock to measure the shortest amount of time recorded, which is from when a light turns green to when somebody honks at you in Los Angeles. It's insane!" Ed Begley, Jr in Energy Times March 2007

"Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?" The Great God Brown by Eugene O'Neill

I refuse to behave or be labeled as a consumer or any other object.
Books Rain of Gold, The Little Prince, the Bible, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of The Rings, The mists of Avalon, Terry Brooks, Velvet Elvis, The Irresistable Revolution, Gene Logston, Wendall Berry, Kendall McCook  
Music Regina Spektor, Yonder Mountain String Band, u2, opera, Celtic folk music, Folk music, Shane and Shane, Chris Rice, River, Band of Horses, Thrift Store Cowboys, Dave Matthews Band, Cat Stevens, Al Green, The Fray, Feist  
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Can't Live Without God, My husband and my kids  
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