Hi everyone, thank you for your curiousity as to why I have a donate button and to any of you who kindly donate!
Forever it has been my dream to live overseas, I just was never too sure as to where, until I discovered the beautiful country of Scotland. I'm currently in the process of applying for international schooling there, which means I'm going to need as much extra money as possible, for it's a four-year programme and I'll be 4,000 miles away from home. That being the case, if I run out of money, I'm basically out of luck. I'm working on getting a job, so don't worry, I'm not just being lazy about this. My family doesn't have any extra money that could help me out, so I'm literally on my own with this. I just don't have a lot of time so the money I make working won't even be remotely enough to keep me going for four years. I would appreciate every cent donated towards this cause; it would help me tremendously and you'd honestly be helping me so much to achieve my dream of studying and living in Scotland.
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Hello, I'm only assuming you're here because you're dying to read quite a few large (not to mention extremely boring) paragraphs about myself.
If so, congratulations, you've come to the right place.
I'll start off with the basics. As you might have read on the main page, my name is Jami. The pronunciation of my name might not be too obvious to some of you, but it's really not that difficult to figure out. No, it's not pronounced like jam-me or jay-my, sorry to disappoint you. My dear friends, it's an every day name. By now I'm sure you've concluded it is pronounced jay-me. If you have, you are correct. If not, you probably need help. Or maybe my mom should have spelled my name correctly, who knows.
Anyway, now that we have that out of the way..
If you've vistied my face page I'm sure the next sentence will throw you off guard, being that I look about fourteen. I'm currently nineteen years old. Yes, nineteen. I know, it's awfully hard to believe.
My date of birth is March 9th, making my zodiac sign Pisces or The Fish. As some of you know, my URL used to be fiskarna, which is the Swedish word for fish, fisherman, or Pisces, which ties into my birth date rather well, if I do say so myself. If you didn't know what my previous URL meant before you read this, and you were just so curious to find out, you can now go on your merry way with the satisfaction of knowing.
I suppose some of you might be interested in some personal details about myself. If not, you might as well skip over these next couple paragraphs.
Again, if you've stalked my face page, surely you've noticed my many hair colours (though I deleted most of them). You're probably thinking (or probably not), "What in God's name is her natural hair colour?!," well, this is where you'll find your answer. Naturally, my hair is blonde. Ash blonde, to be specific. When I was born, and probably up to age twelve, my hair was extremely blonde, but then I did something I regret more than anything: I dyed my hair. So now, my hair grows in as a dark blonde colour and the only way it'll ever be naturally light again is if I go outside in the sun loads to the point my hair begins to lighten, which has consequences, since I am extrememly pale my skin will incinerate (not literally of course) and that just wouldn't be a good time, now would it? So, now I am, unfortunately, forced to dye my hair all the time if I want to stay light blonde, thus destroying my hair to the point it's so unhealthy it basically just breaks off. Delicious. It's a vicious cycle, but I have no one to blame but my past pre-teen self. Like most people with naturally blonde hair, I have light blue eyes. Yes, I know, you're surprised. They're usually a light grey colour, though, which I actually prefer over blue. I'd say I am quite tall for a female. I'm about 5'10". I know, being that I look fourteen, you probably imagined me being a cute, normal size like 5'3" or something. Sorry, again, for disappointing you. Well, I guess that's basically all I meant when I said personal details about myself.
You might want to know where I'm from now. Well, in my opinon, I live in one of the most boring states in America. It's actually terrible. If you're reading this and you're thinking to yourself, "No, my state is the most boring," please come to Ohio. It will make you happy to be where you're from. Unless, you too are from Ohio. In that case, we can both cry about our misfortunate birth location together. Though I was born in Ohio, I moved to another state when I was about fourteen. That state would be Florida. I know, most of you probably think I was lucky to go to such a cool state (unless you actually live there), but I hate to tell you Florida is far from cool. Let's just say I prefer Ohio weather over Florida any day, which says a lot. I only lived in Florida for a couple years, though. We moved back to Ohio soon after and honestly I'm happy we did. Other than missing my friends there, Ohio is much more my taste when it comes to climate. It may be the most boring state, but it could be worse in other ways, right?
Surprisingly enough, I do have a family. I know, pretty unheard of. Family, psh. What's that?! Well, my immediate family includes my younger sister and my mother. My sister's name is Abigail. (She likes to be called Abbi, though.) She's currently seventeen years old and is a senior this year in high school. Her and I don't get along too well; we have completely different aspirations and outlooks on life. Our personalities clash really badly, so usually us being in the same room results in bad vibes and an unpleasant exchanging of words. Though we don't get along, I love her nonetheless (but only because I have to). Kidding, of course. Anyway, my mom. My mom and I have a weird relationship. When we get along, we get along so extremely well. She is one of the only people I can actually have honest laughs with and be completely open with. On the other hand, when we don't get along, it's basically World War III (not really, I just like exaggerating) but it is pretty bad. I sometimes feel like the outcast in my house (probably because I am) and often I don't feel like this is really my 'home', per se, but I do love those two more than anything and I wouldn't trade them for the world (..or maybe I would. It depends, I guess. It would have to be an awfully good trade, though).
Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering about my hobbies. I really don't have any, in all honesty. I basically enjoy staying indoors and playing video games or listening to music. Some video games I fancy would be Fable, Kingdom Hearts, Left 4 Dead, any of the Mario games (Mario Party, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart Wii, Paper Mario, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine, Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, and loads more), Resident Evil, Skyrim, Tomb Raider, Zelda (Majora's Mask and Ocarina of Time), and so on. I don't want to bore you any longer with my list of video games, so instead, I'll bore you by naming off a few of my favourite bands.
They consist of (but don't pertain to): The Amity Affliction, Architects, At the Skylines, Being as an Ocean, Bring Me the Horizon, Bury Tomorrow, Close to Home, Destroy the Runner, Dream On Dreamer, Everyone Dies in Utah, Famous Last Words, Farewell to Freeway, For the Fallen Dreams, Glass Cloud, Hearts & Hands, Horizons, In Hearts Wake, Killswitch Engage, Man Overboard, Motionless in White, Moving Mountains, Northlane, Oceana, Oh Sleeper, The Plot in You, The Receiving End of Sirens, Scarlett O'Hara, The Story So Far, Ten After Two, Terminal, TesseracT, This Romantic Tragedy, Us From Outside, Volumes, We Are Defiance, While She Sleeps, and The Word Alive. I know that was a lot more than a few, I'm sorry.
Oh, so now you want to hear about the person who is my main centre of attention? My lovely boyfriend, huh? If you insist.. I have been in a long-distance relationship for about two years now. He is the reason I breathe; the reason I am who I am today. Again, I'm sure you saw his name and a link to his blog on the main page, but I'll tell you anyway. His name is James. If you didn't visit his blog yet, please do. It's called pokemoaner. I'm sure he would appreciate you having a look, as would I. Anyway, If you're curious where James is from, he is from England. We live about 3,670 miles/5,906 kilometers apart, but we haven't let that get in our way. Him and I are probably the most perfect couple on the face of the Earth. I have never met anyone who knew me better than I do, but he easily does. It amazes me every day that he can tell how I feel before I can. We're so in sync with each other, it's unbelievable. He's the most adorable person I have ever met, he really is. He treats me like a princess when that's the last thing I deserve. He has always stayed true to me no matter what, which means more to me than I could ever explain, especially since I can't say that for anyone else. I'm sure most of you notice I tag his name on some posts. If you'd like to view the tag, click here. If not, that's fine too. It's just a little thing I started when I met him, I guess so he has something to look at if he's ever feeling down or simply if I just want to make a text post saying something lovely about him. Either way, it's there and I'm not going to stop doing it. If you were curious, yes, James and I did meet in person on September 2, 2013. I know I can't tell the future, but I do know for sure that no matter what, him and I are going to be together. I don't see either of us giving what we have up. We'll always work through our issues and come out stronger in the end. I know for sure is that he is the man I wish to spend the rest of my life with and I'm not going to ever let him go.
Since I just discussed (or touched on the subject, I could have went on and on honestly) my future plans with James, I might as well tell you what my aspirations are and whatnot. Well, let's start with the fact I graduated high school in June of 2012 and planned on going to college the following September. I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do, I juggled loads of ideas in my mind, none of which were very satisfying to me. If you used context clues, I'm sure you concluded I didn't go to college in September. In fact, I don't plan on furthering my education until James moves to the United States and we settle in. I have extreme social anxiety, so that really holds me back from doing a lot. It may sound like an excuse, but sitting in the comfort of my own home, panic-attack-free, in comparison to going outside and being miserable sounds like a brilliant tactic to me. Honestly, though, I want to go on and become someone, or something, I just need to fight through my anxiety and get a grip. Until then, I'll just daydream about my future with James and all that's yet to come with us. I honestly see myself living in a mountainous state with loads of forests and nature, such as Colorado or Oregon. I plan on having at least two kids and hopefully James will allow us to have a couple cats as well, if he doesn't, I will change his mind by force and my womanly charm. I also hope that we can travel the vast reaches of the world and experience loads of different things before we truly settle down, just the two of us. I, admittedly, just want that life everyone dreams of, and honestly, the future looks very bright for me and James. I know if I can stay optimisitc about everything I dream about and keep hope inside of me, everything will turn out the way I suspect it will. Until something tries to prove my aspirations wrong, this is exactly how I see things happening for us.
I guess at this point I could name off a few random facts about myself.
I'll start off with the fact I have been a vegetarian for over six years now. I started in February of 2007 and I don't plan on ever stopping. If you're curious as to why I started in the first place, just click this link and you should be redirected to an ask I received, though I doubt anyone really cares. My love of animals is never ending, honestly. My favourite category of animals would be marine life. I love anything that lives in water; fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, jellyfish, octopi, squid, etcetera. They're all beautiful in my opinion. I have a dolphin and shark Pillow Pet and an octopus, shark, and shark tooth necklace. I would love to have some sort of aquatic scene as a tattoo one day as well. Besides my love of underwater creatures, I absolutely adore cats. I have eight of my own, plus we take care of two outside. I honestly couldn't deal living in a house without at least one cat. I grew up with them since the day I was born, so not having one would result in an eerie, and very empty, feeling. You can view my cats here, if you're interested. I actually named my cat, Arthemis (the white one), after Artemis (different spellings) in the Anime Sailor Moon, which reminds me to inform you that Sailor Moon is my most favourite Anime in the world. Sailor Neptune is my favourite Sailor Scout, of course Sailor Moon herself isn't far behind. Some other Animes I adore include: Bakemonogatari, Clannad, Clannad: After Story, Fruits Basket, Kiss x sis, K-ON!, and Strawberry Panic.
I'm not too sure what else to say at the moment, so I will say good bye and thank you for reading this if you have. Also, I apologise for the length and the amount of useless information I just portrayed to you. If you'd like to know anything else, please, send me a message, I can be friendly when I want to be and if you're friendly to me don't expect anything less in return.
I'm Jami and I love cats, James, and breathtaking landscapes.