Hello! It is nice to meet you all. I am the writer behind the 2017 poem "Galaxy Enigma" and the creative writing fiction piece "T h e r e ' s T h i s G i r l . . .", though they are not well known in the WHI community, they both have gotten some recognition in the article category.

Anyway, I wanted to use this bimonthly post as an opportunity to introduce myself. There are many things that I love and appreciate in life, but I'll try to keep it short and simple.


For Starters...

My name is Miracle (yes, that is my real name), I'm an 18 year old African American girl majoring in Journalism: Magazine at Ball State University.

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This is what some of the campus looks like! It's much larger in reality than the photo portrays and there are over 20,000 enrolled undergrads here.

Although I am only 18, I already have an associates degree in Liberal Arts from Vincennes University (graduated with Summa Cum Laude status at 17 years old). Technically, I am now a junior here at Ball State, but I will be graduating in three years. I have been thinking about minoring in Creative Writing.

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I aspire to become a well known author and artist, but for now, working as a journalist will do.

So...

Here are 10 facts about me and the things that I love in life (explained with pictures that I have hearted over the years).

1. I am an artist

I have been drawing since I was age two. I enjoy looking at art, creating art, and thinking of people, places, and certain things as art. I try to find beauty in everyone and everything, so it is not hard for me to be inspired to create a new character, scene, or story plot for a drawing. I have recently been trying out water colors. My main inspiration for my art is music.

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2. I am a writer
I have been writing for as long as I could pick up a pen - scribbling nonsense words at first, then writing small books and comics as I grew older. Aside from drawing, writing is my passion and it has led me to create 4 Google Doc journals (around 400 pages) documenting my high school years. When I was 15 years old, I had also been on the local news for one of my journal entries fighting against racial injustice.

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3. I love music

Most genres I will listen to. This includes jazz, lo-fi, 1920's swing, trap, pop, dubstep, rock, Japanese and Korean pop/rock, classical, country, and more. I'll listen to it all, and it all inspires me to create.

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My favorite music genre is EDM (electronic dance music), and my favorite music artist within the genre's community is Hugo Pierre Leclercq, also known as Madeon, who is from France.

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Madeon is much older now, so this picture is rather outdated. I have a goal to either get him to notice me online or to meet him in person.

4. I love space

No questions asked, space is the place. I regularly go to the planetarium on campus, read Backyard Guide to the Night Sky by Howard Schneider, stick glow-in-the-dark stars and planets on my dorm walls and ceiling, and check on posts from NASA. The universe is always expanding and our small planet is nothing but a speck of dust in the void of space. I will elaborate more on my thoughts of space in a later article, but for now, just know that I absolutely appreciate space and all of its known and unknown inhabitants.

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5. I am a dreamer

The scientific term for dreaming is REM sleep (rapid eye movement). In this state of sleep and state of mind my imagination runs wild, beyond even my own comprehension and understanding. I want to write a book based off of the many dreams that I remember (from three years old to now). The people I have met, places I have been, and things that I have done in this alternate universe has to be recorded somehow.

6. I have an alterego

Mira Town: Her name is only 3 letters short of my real first and last name. She is my dream self and the person I wish I were. Sadly, because I cannot simply change my appearance or my personality with the push of few buttons in a video game, I've resorted to drawing and writing about her. I won't explain much since the collection below summarizes who she is. Let me know if you would like to hear more about her in another article!

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She is one with the universe in the dreaming world. She controls almost everything.

7. I love nighttime

You could have probably guessed that, since I mentioned my love of space and dreaming. But really, I'm not much of a morning person (word of advice, never get 8 am classes in college, you'll regret it). I love the moon, the stars, the silence, the smell of nature when the sun has set, and overall I just love staying up late. The world is especially beautiful when it rains at night.

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8. I am a city and nature child
I was born in the city and spent most of my life living there. The city is an amazing and unpredictable place that I have come to love and adore. It may be expensive, but it's worth the overall busy atmosphere, diverse people, and unique lifestyles.

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Trees provide oxygen, the forest is vast and full of adventure, flowers smell nice, rain helps the plants grow, and sunrises and sunsets paint the sky. Nature can be terrifyingly beautiful and an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

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9. I play video games

I've been playing video games since I was about six or seven years old. My first console was a Nintendo GameCube - my mom bought me a Gameboy Advance SP around the same time. My list of consoles grew from there with a Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, then a 3DS XL at 14 (because the charger in my old 3DS stopped working haha).

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My favorite video games are New Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart. (I wish there was a Mario Kart 8 for 3ds.)

10. I love anime

For those who don't know what anime is, it is a Japanese animation. The unique art styles and stories that come from anime shows and movies are much appreciated.

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My favorite anime is Fooly Cooly. It only has 6 episodes, but is finally coming out with 2 new seasons in 2018 (after 15 years)!

I'm more of a romance, slice of life, and fantasy kind of fan when it comes to anime; however, one great anime that I recommend is Boku No Hero Academia - an anime about teens with diverse quirks (super powers) who train to fight against evil and become great superheroes! There are two seasons out with a new one airing in 2018.


Final Note...

If you made it this far, you are awesome! This was a journey from start to finish, sorry that it was so long.

I would like to read about my followers and other members of WHI! Who are you and what are 10 fun facts about yourself that you want others to know? Title it "My Introduction: ______" and insert your name in the blank. Tag it as #myintroduction so others can see it as well!

As always, feel free to message me with feedback. Your thoughts and ideas are important!

Follow @dream_weaver63 for more articles like this! Again, thank you for reading!