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"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you.
Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all. "
-Rita Mae Brown

So I am Hollie. I've forgotten to update this. Or maybe I haven't forgotten, but writing out the changes can sometimes be frightening. Life sometimes gets away from you and priorities change. I am 27... and I live in North Carolina. I love school and if I could be paid to be a college student forever-- I'd do it in a heartbeat. I have a Masters in Health Education. I am currently a middle school Health teacher. I also teach Reading. I coach girls basketball and it is one of my favorite things in the world to do. I self-published my first novel when I was 20 and I am thankful for all the support I have recieved.

I said that when I graduted from high school I was going to stop the Quote Page... and when I couldn't bring myself to do it then, I said for sure when I graduated from college. And here I sit, a grown-up, still finding myself wrapped up in the written word. The amount of emails & messages I get from the people this quote page helps is unbelievable. Therefore; I can't just stop. I've been doing this since I was 12 years old.... it is a passion of mine and necessary sometimes to just be able to find the right words to match the emotion you are feeling.

Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive…it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be. -Jennifer Weiner

I think I’m starting to get to that age where things in my life remain more constant. My likes and dislikes are changing less and less and I’m starting to know who I am.  Though I’m sure in a few years I’ll look back and realize that’s not really true at all.
I’ve been a grown-up since I was 13—or at least I’d like to think so. I’ve always written or typed my thoughts out, and I very seldom keep in what I am feeling. I can honestly say I have no “what ifs” when it comes to telling someone my feelings. Though, I’m sure I’m not quite always as honest with myself.

I love sports-- watching and playing. I also love the New York Yankees, and Derek Jeter (he was my first love at the age of 12). I’m an obnoxious fan.  I’m insanely competitive about the dumbest things. I'm freakishly good at limbo. I worked in a sports store for years and have a running shoe obsession. I love music… all different kinds. My playlist will go from George Strait-- to Usher- to the Temptations. Randy Rogers is my absolute favorite TX country band. I grew up in the great state of TEXAS and it will always be ‘home’ to me. I have a few really close friends, three of which have been there for me for just about forever and I hope that never goes away. I have an attachment issue—I don’t let go easily. I’m not one of those people that feel like there’s a time and place for everyone and then you move on—if it’s someone important to me, I like to think they should stick around… no matter what. I’m really sensitive. I can kind of act like a 5 year old when I get upset, and I am gonna need time to get over it myself. I am loyal, honest, and an advice giver at times, though I don’t always know what to say. I have an incredibly good memory, down to conversations from years ago and the color shirt you were wearing, or the song playing in the background. I use Yoshi almost every time in Mario Kart. I live at the beach, but I won’t swim in the ocean. I will swim in a pool or a lake all day long. I read entire books in one day if I have nothing else to do. Turkey sandwiches are my favorite thing to eat.  I love driving a truck. I get really, really excited about Christmas and listen to all the songs by NSYNC and Mariah Carey. I started college when I was 17 and went to three different schools and still finished in 4 years.. I can watch episodes of FRIENDS over and over again. I love wearing my cowboy boots. I want to take a trip to Ireland someday. I am so sad there are no more Harry Potter books. I learn from my mistakes… most of the time. I hardly ever wear make-up, and I get tons of freckles on my face in the summer.  I am persistent and stubborn as hell—I don’t like being told I can’t do something. And, I love to write.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
-Eleanor Roosevelt


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