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OK...Here We Go... Sep. 12th, 2006 @ 06:52 pm
Um, I've just joyned this community, and I'd like to introduce myself. I'm not going to write my biography, 'cause there's no use of that, and because I think it's a waste of time. Just some brief words so that you can get a hint of what I am like.
My name is Zarina, but my nickname is Joy (or Jacky Joy, the way you like it). I'm from Moskow, Russia, and that is actually where I'm writing from. I've been studying English since early childhood, so there'll be no problems in communication, in case anybody wonders about that. I'm 15 years old, 16 in December, the 29th, and in the 10th year at school already.
I don't think that my look is of any importance in such place as Internet, but, just in case: I'm not too tall, only 158 sm high. Not plump, not thin, in the golden middle. Dark curly hair with a reddish glow when in the sunlight, brown, almost black, eyes. I've never been good at describing peoples' appearances, my own especially, so this is the best I could do.
As for my personal interests, I absolutely adore horses, but not in some maniacal way (you know, posters everywhere, a weird look in eyes when a horse is around) I haven't even tried the riding courses (pity, though). It's just that they fascinate me by their beauty and powerful grace, their tempers are all different from each other, they are, somehow, different from the rest of the living creatures.
Then comes the love for music. No particular style, it all depends on my mood. I can listen to rock in the morning and to soft classics in the evening. I've been learning to play a guitar for almost a year already, can't say I'm really good, but getting better and better (at least this is what my teacher says). Besides, I enjoy singing, and I'm quite good at it, but I haven't got any songs uploaded in the Net, for I can write the words for the song, but not good enough to write the music. But, hopefully, I will, some day.
Apart from that, I like drawing, mostly animals (people turn out...weird. REALLY weird) I might even upload something in a couple of days.
Reading is one of my habits, too, for I can't go on without an interesting book at hand. My latest preferrance is Stiven King's "Dark Tower". The book is cool. If anyone else has read it, please tell me, for I haven't had anyone to discuss it with yet.
Well, I guess, this is all I could say, for now...for there to be more, there's got to be a dialogue, not just my monologue. So, please, comment, I'm always glad to meet new people and make new friends!

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: relaxedrelaxed
Music to my ears: Nothing I Have Ever Known

Introduction Aug. 9th, 2006 @ 11:45 pm
Hi, I'm new to this community (and lj in general) and thought I'd post an introduction here...

I am a 14 (15 in a few months) year old girl, who pretty much lives in the middle of nowhere.

I do competitive gymnastics, and am currently training level 6 (10 levels, 10 being college or olympic). Alot of my goals/dreams have to do with gymnastics! I started really late, a few months before my 11th birthday, so that's a really big setback for me already. But, because I really love what I do, I managed to clear the non-competative beginner classes in one year and move on to competitve (this will be my third year of that.) I'm actually not too bad though (all things concidered) I'm the current state champion on balance beam for two years in a row, the state uneven bars champ, and the level 5 all around champion.

My first goal, is to actually make level 6. Like I said, I started late, so all of my teammates are younger than me. Alot of the skills are harder for me to pick up, so no matter what they almost always get it first. Late last year, one of my best friends at the gym started hating me because I beat her at State Championships, and she has always considered herself better than me. Needless to say, we aren't friends anymore, though I am still nice to her because she IS my teammate. She won't even talk to me, and anytime I get near will always start to whistle or talk frantically to whoever else is nearby. I don't think I've ever seen anybody hold a grudge so long! Her being so petty, even when I'm trying to be nice to her, is totally wreaking any bonds our team has... so there really isn't alot of encouragement. That's my second goal though- for all of the girls who I work out with to finally accept me as being a good gymnast, and not just the girl who beat them because of sheer- dumb-luck..

I also have a dream of becoming a writer or holding a position in government. Here comes the cliche now- but I want to do something to help the world. It seems to be that by being either a writer of a politician, I'd be able to do that. Being in government would give me the ability and know how to help people, and being a writer would allow me to influence others with words...

Anyways, Sorry for being so long winded! I'll quit now.. Oh, and to whoever mentioned wanting to get into gymnastics but being to old and not being able to find a trainer- I'm with ya girl! You can do it!

My dreams Apr. 14th, 2006 @ 05:03 pm
Well when I was younger my first dream was soccer and I did that since I was 3.. I was also on a soccer team through all my schools, but i quit after Freshman year because I needed something new to do.

Then my next goal was getting back into Gymnastics.. did that.. finally got a trophy.. but where I went there wasen't enough girls my age. It was a little tricky on the balance beam because I used to fall all the time when I was younger on it, but I got my balance better. So I achieved that dream.

Then I got into Theatre, next year I will start acting. I also did that when I was younger. So now im seeing if I can do it again without something bad happening lol. If i like it next year I will be going into Theatre at college.

Now my new dream also is getting into cheerleading lol..
It's kinda funny because these are all the things I did when I was little too.

O yea and im new here

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: determineddetermined

New song up! Feb. 5th, 2006 @ 02:24 pm
Hey everyone,
thanks for your comments on my first song i got recorded!
All feedback is great! Good or bad, helps me improve :)

If any of you would be willing to check out my new song
let me know what you think :D
It's at:


Cheers everyone,
hope to hear back from ya ;)
Jen xox

Who Ho! Jan. 1st, 2006 @ 11:06 am
Hey guys I just recorded and finished my first song and I'd like some comments on it so if ya have a bit of time or you get bored on the net easily (like me!) Check it out and lemme no what y'all think:


Jen x
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: chipperchipper

Introducing myself: Oct. 27th, 2005 @ 02:00 am
Hi, I'm Cristina, and I'm a young woman from the SF bay area. I used to live out in Davis (college town near Sacramento, CA) while I went to school and wrote for the newspaper there - but now I'm staying with family until I get back on my feet, and also because my mom's not feeling well.

I enjoy reading, creative writing, movies, music, art and art galleries, hiking, the outdoors, photography, spending time with friends and family, and campaigning for social causes I support.

I wish everyone here all the best in terms of achieving their dreams.

Mine include becoming a professional journalist who covers human-interest stories, who goes around and spotlights local people who are inventing things, helping others, or doing something unique or interesting.

Also, I'd like to have a lovely little place of my own somewhere, and use it so that all my friends and people I know who are struggling can have a place to crash if they can't pay rent sometime. I'd have people over for dinner and run a writer's group out of my home.

And I'd get a book or two published (which I'm actually working on now) and use some of the proceeds to help starving people, women caught in prostitution, and struggling artists. Once people knew who I was, I'd go around and speak on behalf of causes important to me.

horseridin dreams May. 24th, 2005 @ 01:41 pm
Well Im new to this community.

My one big dream is to make the OLYMPICS in horseriding. showjumping precisely. Ive been riding for years n I dont have a horse at the moment because mine broke his leg a while back and had to be put down. -cries- Its been setback after setback!!

So I havent been able to work towards my dream for a while n have lost some motivation. Only motivation i actually have at the moment is this friend of mine. Not a real life friend but an lj one though I have met her in real too. Anyway shes aiming for the olympics too n that makes me kinda competitive with her. Competitions a good thing right?

Except sometimes it makes me depressed and jealous as she is so much more likely to make it. I have to vent. Shes such a good rider she knows just what to do when to do it and her form is WOW lol. Shes such a good horseperson too. She knows so much n she has this totally kickass horse she could go all the way with. She cant ride much either right now as her horse had a foal but the foal looks like its gonna be great too. She also has a really supportive family who understand her dream which I wish for! My parents arent supportive of me going after a horse job at all. N this girl is even bulding stables n stuff this summer. N shes plannin on getting another horse next year to go pro on soon. I have to admit that she has worked for everything she has. But that doesnt mean I dont feel jealous of her!!

N now Im babbling so Im jus gonna shut up lol. But if anyone can relate please post. Or if anyone has any advise or motivational tips or whatnot. Or if you juss wanna share your dreams with me please do!
I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: contemplativecontemplative

May. 7th, 2005 @ 10:54 am
Hi, I'm new.

I have many goals, here are some:

Short-term Goals:
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Long-term Goals
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Helloooo.... Apr. 22nd, 2005 @ 03:56 pm

Hey there

Yea, so my dream-achieving is going no where.  Well, I mean, I'm working towards it.  Lessons are going pretty good.  i'm not doing great, but I'm learning alot.  I think I need to seriously sit down with my trainer and just tell her what I'm working towards.  She's tough on her students already, but maybe she'll get a little incentive to push me a little more.  I wonder if she even thinks I can.  *pushes that thought out of mind* 

I'm reading "Life in the Galloping Lane".  It's about David and Karen O'Connor and how they made it.  They're 3-Day eventors.  Before reading the book, I didn't really want to go to the Olympics, basically because I didn't think I could, but...they explained about their first experience and...I really want to.  And if I don't make it...well...it'll be fun...right?

But, now what to do about college?  I was previously going to be an equine veterinarian.  But, what if I go to Lake Erie College, and go for a veterinarian technician, then train,own, breed, etc my own horses.  ?? why not, right?  I'll have the day job of a vet tech, then...I can compete!  It sounds perfect.  Maybe, a full blown vet isn't the thing for me.  What do you all think?

Well, that's all.  I'm getting kinda bored of reading my own updates. *winkwink* lol.

I'm all out of faith...This is how I feel: curiouscurious

Jan. 18th, 2005 @ 05:21 pm


I talked to my parents about the horse..kinda.  I mean, I mentioned it to them.  My mom wasn't completely a "no way".  She was actually thinking of things to do.  Like, I have to ride the horse first, obviously, I have to call places to see where to board, I have to talk to Merrick, yada yada yada.  But, it's wierd.  I'm not...nervous or excited.  I mean, it feels like nothing is happening at all.  i don't know if that's a good sign, or a bad one.

But, now I really really really need some people who are experienced in the "art of buying horses" help.  This is my first horse that I'm buying, and I really don't know the way of things.  Like, how much is a good boarding fee?  Do I need horse insurance and what does it do?  Do you think it's ok if I let the stable I'm boarding at use my horse for lessons a couple nights a week in order to lessen the fee?  how much, in general, should a vet and shoing fee be?

The list goes on and on.  If anyone knows anything about buying horses, PLEASE help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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