Heya! Welcome to my itty bitty corner of the internet! You’ve clicked the little About Hattush button, so you’re interested in learning more about mwah. I’ll stop rambling and give you a glimpse into the life, heart and weirdness of the girl who runs this random blog.
My name is Hattush C. If I had a pen name, it would be Black Hawk because hawks are stunning animals and *ahem* I like the color black (and red, of course). I know, the name is so original. XD
I’m a homeschooled teen seeking to serve Christ in my everyday life. I believe strongly in hope; it will never die or leave no matter how dark the world is or what is happening in our lives at the moment. Christ is our ultimate source of Hope and Life.
That’s the basics of me and meself. Hoooowever, basics aren’t as interesting as RANDOM WEIRD FACTS!
- My name Hattush is originally Hebrew and from the bible. My namesake helped rebuild the wall in Nehemiah 3:10. (*Ahem* Yes, my name is technically a boy name. My siblings had a ball making fun of me for that. XD)
- I am extremely introverted and would live in my room and never leave if it was allowed.
- I hate loud noises, crowds, people burping in my ears, kids screaming for no reason, and blackstrap molasses.
- I am a wanderer! I’ve had fifteen major moves (plus three minor ones) in the course of my life and have lived in seven different states.
- I also love to travel and used to want to do it professionally. XD (My idea was that my cousin and I would travel the world while my younger sister stayed home and worked to fund us.) I’ve visited thirty-five states so far and hope to visit all fifty before I leave the magical world of Teenage.
- I am very big on having personal space. When my sisters and I shared a room, I had a section that was completely mine. My little shadow (Yoveil) would sometimes say, “Hada, can I come into your space, please?”
- I LOVE writing stories and have been doing it since I was six years old. My longest story is 222,176 words long.
- I’ve written a lot of short stories that no one will ever read because they are pretty dark and ugly. They were birthed out of pain, fear and anger from various stages of my life.
- I am terrible at art, but enjoy working with water colors and occasionally sketching.
- I am addicted to chocolate, tea, coffee and color patterns.
- I have my nostril pierced and look forward to getting my septum done later this year.
- I love running and I miss the treadmill that I had to leave behind on one of our moves.
- My favorite movies include (and are not limited to) The Hobbit & the Lord of the Rings; Do You Believe; Hope Bridge; Beautifully Broken; Where Love Found Me; Mom’s Night Out; Faith of Our Fathers; Fiddle on the Roof & the Sound of Music.
- I am an enneagram four.
- I have twenty-five pen pals who are my awesome friends!
- Occasionally, when I’m stressed, I’ll have fake conversations with therapists in my head. XD XD
- I have five younger siblings, two of which follow me everywhere and are very attached to me. 😉
- I lived at a Christian camp for one year while Daddy worked there.
- Baking is a hobby of mine. I bake three or four times a week, depending on life. The most common thing I make is sugar-free cookie dough.
- I hate shopping for clothes.
- I love gum. And chewing ice. XD But I’ve had to cut back on both because they are killing my jaw.
- I own two sugar gliders (my babies 😉😜 ) – Ink and Dreamer – who I’ve had since May 2020. (I have a side blog dedicated to sugar gliders! Check it out here!
- Reading is a huge part of my life. Almost without fail, you can find me curled up in bed with a flashlight, from 11 pm onward, lost in a novel, biography or short story. Some of my favorite books include (and again, are not limited to) End of the Spear by Steve Saint, Love Does by Bob Goff, any books by Annie Downs, Prince Warrior Series by Priscilla Shirer, Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary, Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven, The Last of the Giants by Harry Rimmer, Rescue the Captors by Russell Stendal, The Story of John G. Paton by John Gibson Paton, Our America Series by Susan Kilbride, In the Heart of the Rockies by G.A. Henty, In God’s Underground by Richard Wurmbrand and, of course, The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Music is something that I cannot live without. My favorite artists are Josh Garrels and Plumb, but I have a wide variety of music tastes.
- Orange butterflies are my mascot. XD They represent healing, hope and a better future.
Strong beliefs that I have
- I believe that every life is precious in the sight of God and that there should be no discrimination between people based on color of skin, age or origin. We are all family – brothers and sisters – who have equal value and equal rights.
- I believe that teenagers are very misunderstood. If people supported us and helped us reach our full potential (instead of continually telling us – to our faces – how much of a burden we are) there would be a lot less troubled kids, a lot less drug and alcohol use and a lot more hope.
- Depression, anxiety and mental illnesses are often avoided by the church because, honestly, there are no easy answers to those things. BUT people who are dealing with mental illness desperately need people to surround them and to help them stay afloat. The church should help carry that burden and be a major support.
Marjorie isn’t someone that most people will ever know, but she has made a huge impact on my life. Her constant encouragement, her kind words and her strong faith helped to bring me through a very hard year. I love you, Marjorie, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
John G. Paton
If I die here in Glasgow, I shall be eaten by worms; If I can but live and die serving the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; for in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.
John Paton was born in Scotland and became a missionary to the New Hebrides Islands among cannibals there. His devotion to his work and his dedication even in the face of immense hardship is so inspiring. I’ve admired him ever since I was old enough to understand what he had written in his autobiography. (You seriously have to read it. It is deep, hilarious and amazing.)
Religion has its joys and crosses; you love joys but you draw back from crosses. However, you must take both of them to become strong, healthy Christian.
Samuel Morris was a Liberian prince who became a Christian and went to the US to gain an education there. His short life is amazing and such a powerful testimony.
Christ never was in a hurry. There was no rushing forward, no anticipating, no fretting over what might be. Each day’s duties were done as each day brought them, and the rest was left with God.
Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary who served in Nigeria. She protected twins, who were often killed because they were seen as cursed. She had a bold personality and a ton of determination.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles Spurgeon was a Baptist preacher. He wrote commentaries, books on prayer, devotional, poetry, hymns and sermons. I have been so encouraged by his writings.
I placed 9th in the 2019 Summer Board Game.
I placed 6th in the 2020 Summer Board Games.