Because I am awful with technology I was looking for another site when I stumbled upon this word press I was in the middle of creating two years ago. After changing a few things, to switch this from being an assignment to an actual blog-type thing, and deleteing several post I wanted to give this blogging thing another try. So what did I want to get off my chest? I am on the downhill slope of my undergrad degree which comes with many different emotions. It feels like I have lived in Stillwater forever but at the same time I remember high school graduation like it was yesterday. However, the Madesen I am today is only a slight glimmer of the Madesen Marie Shippman that walked across that stage those short years ago. I could not be more grateful to my God who created this change within me. I am stronger- I am more kind (which is a direct correlation from THE Oklahoma State University I guarantee it)- I know how to love better- I am bolder- I laugh louder- I am funnier- I am more confident- I am humble. Granted through this change I am still nowhere near perfect, sin has its strong hold on me just like everyone else, I believe in my walk with the Lord. I believe he took away my sin by sending Jesus to die on that cross. I always knew this but I wasn’t ever CONFIDENT enough to SHARE this good news. YELL it from the rooftops. Include it in a blog post. I am a better version of myself because I am constantly pushed to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord through from the lessons I have learned in Stillwater
Taking that in to consideration, I picked up my phone to glance at it. On my lock screen is a bible verse, leading one to believe I believe in Jesus. After unlocking my phone, the background is a collage with pictures of my friends and family. On the first screen is basically everything I use, my link to my okstate email, my music, my weather app, texting, phone/contacts, my Bible app, my calendar, my camera and pictures, and my Google app. Then there’s my social media section, those come without listing them out. Beside my social media section, I would think a stranger would think most of my apps are realistic, usable, and productive. It shows keeping in touch with people are very important to me. The next page has random things like games, TV guide, snap chat, and some work-out apps. That screen expresses the less serious, fun side that enjoys a good game of Candy Crush.
I then did the same thing with my wallet. First off I noticed my love for Oklahoma State University is pretty evident. From my lanyard and keychain that are attached to my wallet, to my ID inside it, I think my Pokes love is obvious. Then, my visa card expresses my Thunder love, along with the fact that my wallet is blue and orange. Other than that my wallet has some discount cards to my favorite places, some change, and receipts. Since I usually don’t have much cash, but I do have receipts someone might say I shop a lot, which I wouldn’t totally deny.
After creeping through all my stuff, I decided to Google myself, as the stranger who found all my stuff would using my driver’s license or insurance card information from my wallet. Once telling Google, no I don’t mean the Tennessee softball player Madison Shipman all the other Madesen Shippman items are indeed me. It’s a bit of a search but once you find me, it’s all me. What pops up first is my twitter and Pinterest. To me that is ironic considering my twitter consists of what is my life and my Pinterest is what I want in life. Then under that are colorguard videos and such I was tagged in, then a news story from honor choir back in elementary school, and results from old dance competitions I was in. That would lead to showing I love being involved in the arts.
Now that I did all that I realize I would be nothing without my phone or wallet, but you can read into a person’s whole life on a deeper, more personal level than Google can.