Hey, I’m Hannah Hawkins. I am a teenage blogger from southern Illinois. I’ve been raised a country girl who values faith, family, friends, and hard work.
This blog has had many names, many aesthetic appearances, and has had inconsistent posting for the past few years. The desire to begin reposting came as a spur-of-the-moment decision, with the hopes of using this platform to share ideas, opinions, and thoughts as my world continues to spin on.
> Reading – as previous people have learned, if I am asked about my favorite books, it is nigh impossible to shut me up for an extensive period of the following time. The worlds my imagination manages to create from a good book’s descriptive genius are likely to live forever in the plains of my mind.
> Baking – being in a big family meant I learned to cook and bake from a much younger age than socially normal. Personally, I wouldn’t trade my culinary knowledge for anything, as it has prepared me for a future with my own family and allows me to cook at my own volition. Baking especially is a therapy of mine that I’m happy to say my entire family appreciates.
> Art – I am not the best artist by any means, but painting and drawing are two of my favorite pastimes. My mediocre art adorns my walls, always a reminder of what I am capable of and how I can continue to improve.
> Hanging out with Friends/Family- I have always argued that hanging out with the people I love most is one of the greatest hobbies known to man, and I will continue to stand by that statement. Spending quality time with the amazing people God has placed into my life has always been one of my favorite things to do.
> Singing – I am consistently humming or loudly singing throughout the day. My car is known for turning the bass as high as possible, and the volume is close to ear-shattering. Growing up in a church without a worship band meant I was raised to sing loudly and to sing for God’s glory alone. And, while I am in no way a professional singer or even a good one at that, I do love singing to bring about praise for my Savior.
> Playing games – board games, card games, you name it and I’ll play it. Checkers is my game of choice, and I just know I will have a mental breakdown on the day I am beaten by my boyfriend (who, as of today, remains defeated).
> Watching Movies – I am the type of person who invests herself in a movie no matter the genre, age range, or theatric style. It could be a cartoon and I shall be on the proverbial edge of my seat, but likely hidden and panicking for the character’s outcome. If I am watching this movie alone, I often have to pause for a breather in particularly intense scenes, before continuing the movie with bated breath.
> Writing – blogging is just an extension of my writing passion. Previously, before life became insanely insane, I had managed to write two novels and multiple short stories. My brain is always brimming with ideas and plot outlines, but unfortunately, I lack the time, and sometimes the dedication, to actually sit and write them out.
The Christian faith I hold is a faith deeply rooted in a love for Jesus, my Lord and Savior. I’m privileged to be able to attend a bible believing and teaching church every Sunday, one where I am able to learn about the God whom I serve. I have been blessed with a family who has instilled good values into my upbringing, with loving parents who help me along my Christian walk.
Much of my time now is spent studying and learning as a dual high school and college student. I will graduate high school this May and plan to have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration by mid or late 2024. After my 18th birthday, I will take the tests to have licenses in both Brokering and Real Estate Appraising.
I am a very family, and people, oriented gal. Most spare time available is spent with my large family, my boyfriend, and my amazing friends. Growing up in a large family, especially being the oldest, has allowed me to learn to really appreciate the people who mean the most. I often feel like a walking contradiction; I love social gatherings, being with people, enjoying conversation, but oftentimes I find myself craving peace and quiet, to only be surrounded by a person or two, a certain someone who I can enjoy the peaceful silence with. I love being bubbly and joyful, with infectious laughter ringing in my ears, but I long for times of simple calm with quiet and earnest conversation. I strive for growth, self-improvement, but often find myself doubting my abilities and ability to grow, with procrastination prevalent in life. If this has been an even slight inside look into who I am as a person, then I have succeeded. Hopefully, the following posts will allow me to share my thoughts with the small community I have gathered, even if the posts are few and far between.
Until next time Readers.