My name is Joey Shears, and yes I am a girl you can blame my parents for the name. I don’t know what gives with that. I’ll be honest. I hate these kinds of prompts since they seem so cliche and formulaic, what do you actually learn about a person? For those in the back with no clue what I am talking about, my prompt was basically to “talk about myself”. So what do you need to know about me? If I was one of the seven deadly sins I would be pride, no question about that and unashamedly so. I’m a born Michigander and I live for winter. My dad is gone, my mom is laid back, so I basically have free rein in my life. I’m an adrenaline junkie, wrestling, hang gliding, you name it, if it could kill me I’m there. I have my crazy cat lady starter kit already, in the form of the sweetest three fluffles you ever have met. And I just love love love, Star Trek and if you have more than a passing familiarity with it then I will be your friend for life.
I do fantastic in school. Especially math and language arts, I can turn a pretty phrase and wax poetic with the best of them, and I have a mind for anything numbers and logically related, bestowed upon me by my math professor mother and English major father. Despite this I really don’t like school, It’s an assembly line of useless information dumps and 98% of what you learn you will never use again. When I grow up I fully intend to remain very vocal on any number of changes I think should be made.
My community is fantastic, wealthy and safe, and I have lived a sheltered life. Yes, my dad is unfortunately no longer with us, but that’s on his head, not the community’s, he drank himself into an early grave. A strong male role model is important, and It’s one of the few things I would change about my childhood if I could. Treasure your father’s people, if you have a good one, not everyone is so lucky to have that.