Hey there! My name is Aberdeen, and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a poet, dreamer, thinker, bookworm, and collector of quotes. I’m one whom Jesus loves (and so are you). For you personality geeks, I’m an INFJ in the Myers Briggs system and 1w2 in the Enneagram. I am a proud TPSer alum, military kid, and unexpected advocate of quiet gap years. I like to take long walks, listen to music and podcasts, and hang out with my siblings. Unexplained arm pain tossed my after-high-school plans out the window, and I embarked on two gap years. They were hard, but they taught me to throw myself into the wave and embrace the adventure. Now I’m studying at The King’s College in New York City and still floored that this dream came true.
I overanalyze almost everything (or is it actually everything?) and all my blog readers can tell you I’m way too wordy. In an effort to combat that, I’ll end this introduction here:
I believe in the power of words and the power of love. I believe that the dark can never overcome the light and that this isn’t the end.
J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Megan Whalen Turner, Marilynne Robinson, Gary D. Schmidt, Brandon Sanderson, Chaim Potok, David McCullough, Eric Metaxas, Madeleine L’Engle, George Eliot, Sally Lloyd Jones, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Elizabeth Goudge, Lois Lowry, Orson Scott Card, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, John Donne, Ursula K. Le Guin, Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, Dorothy Sayers, Andrew Peterson, Malcolm Gladwell, N. D. Wilson, Edgar Allen Poe, Harper Lee, Victor Hugo, Laura Hillenbrand, Walter Isaacson, Emily P. Freeman, Jeff Shaara
Andrew Peterson, Switchfoot, Sleeping At Last, John Mark McMillan, Sara Groves, The Gray Havens, Billy Joel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Foreman, TØP, The Piano Guys, RED, Twila Paris, Selah, Les Mis, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, The Greatest Showman, movie soundtracks (Lord of the Rings ftw), lots and lots of classical (Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” is my #1 favorite song)
the ocean, swimming, New York Yankees, New Orleans Saints, the sky, autumn, chocolate, Star Wars, Star Wars, the wind, traveling, Van Gogh, the stars, the Oxford comma, chocolate, thinking, dreaming, stickers, Michelangelo, photography, purple and blue, chocolate, palindromes, cosmology, alliteration, Chick-fil-A, word play, Scotland, Rembrandt, chosen family, cities at night.
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.
~ Psalm 42:8