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 Erin Szalapski


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32 year old / Female
Rolla, MO
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About Me:

Well, how things have changed since I was last on here...

I am now married to Robert Szalapski and living in Austin, TX. Wedded life is wonderful and I highly recommend it. ;-)

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Hallo world! I never know what to say on these 'about me' things. But we'll give it a go.

I am very much a black and white person. I think and act in extremes. I need direction and vision...I'm not very good at just drifting. I know that it appears that I am over-emotional and over reacts to a lot of things, but the reality of it seems to be that I just have a much larger range of emotion than most people. I feel things more intensely, and it usually shows. I'm not making it up.

Recently, God's taught me a lot about openness and taking off the masks and superficial façades that I had put up to make myself look good. As result, I tend to be honest about what I am thinking and what I feel. I apologize if it offends you.

I don't exactly fit in, I don't think. I wear strange clothes and do strange things. But people seem to tolerate me anyway, if they don't precisely understand me. I wouldn't expect them to. I don't understand myself half the time.

I do not have it all together. Half the time, I am so lost and confused I can hardly tell which way is up. I'm still trying to come to terms with reality, but it keeps on jumping about and popping up in the least expected places. Dashed annoying, I tell you.

I am a writer. In the past, it usually took the form of fantasy stories of great adventures and battles. Recently, it has taken the form of poetry. I will warn you that most of my inspirations came when I was rather depressed...it shows.

When I still can't find the words, I generally turn to music. It can express things when you can't find a definition. I play six instruments (piano, guitar, djembe, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and Irish whistle) and sing. I love to worship, especially with other musicians. Piano is easiest for me to play without thinking, so I can really get into the songs.

Let me think, what else....? Hm. I'm pretty good at making things happen if I put my mind to it. Okay, so I put more than my mind to it. When I do things, I generally throw every ounce of my mind, heart, soul, spirit and strength into certain things. Dad says I could run a small country. For this summer, I'm settling with helping run Camp David of the Ozarks as the Support Staff Leader.

This fall I am going to begin classes at UMR, as an English major with a minor in Multiculturalism and Diversity. I intend to use my degree to get into closed countries to teach English as a second language in foreign universities as a tentmaking position for long-term missions, one of my passions.

Favorite Books: 

The Bible. Favorite authors: George McDonald, C.S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, Donald Miller, Robert Szalapski, J.R.R. Tolkein, Max Lucado, Michael Phillips, Charles Swindoll, etc.

Favorite Music: 

Stray Marks, all the way! Rock on! Also, Third Day, Jars of Clay, John Haas, d.c. Talk, Michael Card, Alec Arnold, Newsboys, Petra...

FAMILY & LIFESTYLE
Marital Status:  Married
Living Situation:  With Spouse
Want (more) Children:  Yes
Homeschool your children?:  Yes, I plan to homeschool.
Homeschool Legacy:  Homeschool Alum


PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
Highschool Career:  Homeschooled all the way
Education:  Some College
Employment:  Homemaker
Siblings:  5
Occupation:  Artistic / Musical / Writer
Interests: God!

MEMBER INFO.
Status:  Member
Profile Views:  4616
Profile Updated:  30 Jun 2008
Joined:  24 Jun 2006
Total posts:  63 (search topics created)

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Friends Notes:

Hello! I'm also a writer, and very curious... was your husband on your list of favorite authors before you were married, or did you discover his talent afterwards? Either way it sounds very romantic Smile

Thanks for sharing, God bless!
- Daniella
Tue Sep 07, 10 1:47 am
Congratulations to a new Mommy!
- Elizabeth
Wed Aug 26, 09 8:40 pm
Congrats on your Baby on the way!!! Smile Pregnancy is wonderful (most days!! Wink ) Smile
- Brittany Michelle
Mon Dec 29, 08 3:22 pm
We’re having the 2nd annual HSA Christmas Party on December 20th. We would love to have you join us! See this thread for more information.
- Allison
Sun Nov 30, 08 9:31 pm
Congrats on your engagement!!!!
- AlysonB
Mon Sep 17, 07 7:50 pm
Congrats on your engagement! Smile
- Carolyn J
Mon Sep 17, 07 10:23 am
You don't get on here much do you? Smile
- Mark Worth OVT
Fri Jul 27, 07 6:00 pm
Hey! I know you! From the dance in Salem! Do you remeber me? Cool profile pic!
- Kerry
Thu Jun 14, 07 7:34 pm
Hi. I thought I would say so even though you are sitting right there.
Wink Tommy says .... never mind.
- Mark Worth OVT
Fri May 25, 07 9:28 pm
I just got engaged!!!
- Mrs. Andrew Eldredge
Thu Apr 12, 07 10:20 pm


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