It is my pleasure to introduce my first guest blogger, Jennifer Adams. Jenn and I are from the same little town in Upstate NY, and although we were little more than acquaintances in school, we have recently connected and become fast friends. She has a kind, gentle, and creative spirit, and I am so pleased that she volunteered to guest blog. Jenn does not have a blog of her own – yet – but I hope with a little encouragement, she will be ready to dive in with both feet. Here is her bio:
I am Jenn Adams, originally from a gem of a town, Trumansburg, NY. I now live in beautiful Bend, Oregon with my talented husband Aaron and our very busy son Clark. When I am not gardening, cooking, or doing something artistic, you can find me camping or hot spring hopping around the Pacific Northwest.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting down to take the SAT exam. Literally preparing to unload your brain and see how you rank. Anxious, exhausted, unsure of the future, I sliced open the security sticker on the side and top of the packet with my trusty Dixon Ticonderoga Number Two pencil and started to print my name at the top. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, overly scented deodorant (you know the kind that all the boys wore to be more manly) and cherry chapstick permeated the room.
OK-first question. Here we go.
- An exodus is _______.
(a) the final scene of a play
(b) a mass movement of people
(c) the outer layer of skin
(d) a category of plants in the vegetable kingdom
I felt a rush from toe to head. THANK YOU BOB MARLEY!!! Every little thing IS going to be alright!!
Although exhausted at the end of the test, with a lovely reggae beat I had conquered the most feared exam that I was aware of. Music has a wonderful way of guiding me through life.
What songs have helped you get through it all?