Basically, my life story is as follows:
My father is of Mayan decent, and my mother is mostly of the Cayuga tribe. She went south to do some foreign culture work in college and met my father.
I spent the first nine years of my life in Guatemala, then we moved up north. Because of my mother's citizenship we were able to get into the USA legally, and of all places we wound up in Arkansas. Still scratching my head there.
Later, when I was eleven, my family went to New Jersey, for about a year. At twelve I went to stay with my mother's friends in Massachusetts, and later that year I rejoined my parents in California, where my father was taking classes at UCLA. At fifteen I moved up here, to Portland, Oregon.
I have friends everywhere I stayed, and keep in touch with people from all of them. Except New Jersey. New Jersey kinda sucks. One of my favorite places was Massachusetts, even though I was only there for a short period of time. I made friends fast and tore up the landscape with my buddies.
I play football for a fairly successful team, though now I am just Junior Varsity, but swinging up to Varsity for a few practices a week. I want to join the Army via West Point, and most of what I do is geared to this end. Armored Cavalry looks like a lot of fun.
If a topic like this has already been made, I apologize. Delete as appropriate.
Please, tell me and the rest of us about yourself, what you've done, and what you wanna do. In more depth than the Welcome! section, please.
Well i spent the first 12 years of my life being beaten up by my brother and sister daily, being a loner at school for about 7 years, yeah my life story is not the worst so i cant complain, i know kids who have it worse.
Big-Dog;3250537Well i spent the first 12 years of my life being beaten up by my brother and sister daily, being a loner at school for about 7 years, yeah my life story is not the worst so i cant complain, i know kids who have it worse.
Heh, never thought i'd meet somebody who could sum up their whole life's story in one sentence. :rolleyes:
Interesting thread.... I was born in the living room next room over, 18 years ago on May 26th to an American father and an Austrian mother. I was a whiney, annoying, underweight baby, and then i whiney, underweight child. Now i'm a whiney adult that just finished school whose girlfriend lives in California and i don't quite know what i'll do next.
Heard this in a song:
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
"Everybodies Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann
It's a nice song, if you could call it that. More like an old guy dispensing useful advice with background music.
More of a GD-thread me thinks.
MrFancypants;3252343More of a GD-thread me thinks.
I know. I thought I posted it in General Discussion, but I guess I didn't. Sorry for the inconvenience, will not happen again.
My parents met at University of Chicago, got married a few years afterwards, and continued to live there for a few years. Shortly after my sister was born, they moved to Houston (1981) for some reason. We've lived here ever since, as have I. We visit Chicago, IL every summer.
My dad is in USAF, so I have lived in Hawaii, Japan, Oklahoma, California, Oregon, Virginia and DC. I have also been to North Carolina, Florida, Nevada and , Alaska. I visited Nevada a while back and I have to say I love the place. Haven't been in two years but I love it. It is so peaceful and remote, I have never gotten to live in a place like that (And probley never will). I also loved Hawaii because it is a constant 80F there and it rains maybee once a mounth. I hope one day I have enough money that I don't have to work and can just travel the world. It is so much fun going to new places, especilly now that I live in overpopulated and overpriced Fairfax County. I hope my dad gets an assignment to a forgein nation next, either Japan again or somewhere in Europe (I hope either England or Germany). But he has served 2 deployments in VA (One at Langegly AFB, another at the Pentagon). I am pretty good at school, but am very lazy (But I always get my work done). I don't know what I want to be when I get older. Now if someone would start a thread about intresting stories, I could tell you of the time I was chased by the Coast Guard and the time I was almost killed in a tornado. But not in this thread.
My father is German, my mother is British, and they met whilst working for Bayer. My father is a product manager, and as such has been deployed internationally over the years. He has worked in Germany, France, Thailand and South Africa, now we're back in Germany again. I was born in Thailand, on the 27th of June 1985 in Bangkok. I have one older brother.
I grew up speaking English and German, and learned French in school and during our many holidays to southern France.
Not everyone will want to read about the accident I had, so I will place it in spoilers
I grew up the first 5 years of my life in Thailand, before we moved back to Germany in 1990. When I was 16 in 2001, we moved to South Africa, where I went to the German school and did the German Abitur, the final school certificate. I met many good friends during my years there, and I don't regret a single day there. I also learned to drive in Johannesburg.
In 2005 we moved back to Germany, once again work-related due to my dad. I applied for an apprenticeship with the spin-of company of Bayer (Lanxess), and was accepted into the Bayer/Lanxess trainee program. Before beginning, however, I worked for 3 months in Aix-en-Provence. After that I drove to southern France with 2 friends of mine who I had met in South Africa.
September 2005 marked the beginning of my career as an Industrial Trader's apprentice, and I am now in my second year of training. Last month I began studying a course similar to a Bachelor of International Management in evening university courses parallel to my apprenticeship with Bayer.