About Me (more)

Hi! I'm Erin.

I wear many hats. In fact, so many hats, I often have trouble remembering where I put each of them.

My dancing hat, which really isn't even a hat at all, just a ponytail holder and a vinok.

My writing hat, which like Jo's is often pushed askew at moments of deep thought.

My history and research hat, one with spikes. You never know when the vikings might invade.

And finally, my Gaelic hat. Mo ad Gàidhlig. This is hat often consists of a lightbulb, which at opportune moments is lit up.

In any of my hats, I love good conversation, the color green, and brown sugar. I love the whirr of a blender, my friends' laughter, the sigh when you finish a good book. I love the first step of the fling the soaring energy and joy I feel. I love the glowing green of trees of a sunny day, and my little sister's facial expressions. I love dancing the hopak. I love when I finally put down my pen, finishing an essay with a solid thump, like a car door closing. I love the hug of triumph when one of my dancing friends wins a trophy. I love looking up a word in the dictionary, The American Heritage 3rd Edition, please, with my dad, and the look on my mom's face when she takes a good photo. My little brother's freckles and his Batman drawings. But most of all, I love Jesus.

I live in Pennsylvania and I'm a teenager. I'm a Scottish highland and Ukrainian folk dancer. I'm interested in history, folklore, culture, linguistics, theology, and language. I write.

I enjoy cooking, reading, singing, watching stand-up comedy, and nature in my sparse spare time.

I'm homeschooled.

And I'm a bit obsessed with Scottish Gaelic.

That's why I've decided to start this blog. The posts might be rare to start off with, but I'll keep at it. If you are interested in Scottish Gaelic or cultural differences, or otherwise keep up with my rambling life, it's for you. I hope you enjoy it.

Please see my other page for more info on how I'm learning Gaelic.