Hello! My name is Tristen Thomas. I am currently 16 years old and live in Greenville, South Carolina with my two wonderful parents, Rick and Lucia, and my two younger siblings, Haydn and Ansa. The five of us attend Redeeming Grace Church every Sunday at 10:00 AM (you should visit!) and in August of 2017 I began my Junior year of high school at the Greer Middle College Charter High School, home of the Blazers, get fired up, whoop (!) where I am the Features Editor for the school newspaper, The Forge (you should check it out).
I am not your stereotypical teenage girl mainly because being with my family is where I am happiest. Contradicting that claim, I love hanging out with my girls. Whether we are giving each other makeovers, creating Dub-smashes, dancing to our favorite tunes, or filming our own improv, time with them is time well spent. I love being outside in God’s creation on 80 degree days riding my bike, rollerblading, raking paths in the woods behind our house, making forts, or simply relaxing in my Eno with a good book. However, most of my time is spent doing crafty things like creating media in iMovie, reading, editing photos, coloring, writing, cross-stitching, and so on. I also enjoy dressing up, cleaning/reorganizing my room, singing, and acting.
I am an odd combination of social butterfly and isolated hermit who has an incomprehensible balance of girly-girl and tomboy in her. I would not advise taking me shopping unless, of course, you know how to deal with a non-needy person who is suddenly being pressured to list off things she “needs”. Thanks to the fact that I am only a realist when it comes making purchases, I am very money conscious (no, really). I am very loyal and quite joyful, despite my weakness for anything and everything poignant. I am a visual learner with an “I” personality so “have fun” is a phrase you will hear from me a lot. I love making people laugh but I am so black-and-white (logical) that my attempts at humor usually only receive a weak smile. Detail is practically my middle name so this perfectionist is slower than Christmas when it comes to completing the tasks on her lengthy checklist(s). I am a Geek so anything Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, or Harry Potter related is likely to pop up in one conversation or another (you have been warned).
Diving into the deep, my heart has always ached for those who are hurting, but my attempts to help them have landed me in more trouble than I would care to admit. Most importantly, however, I am a Christian. You can ridicule, torture, and kill me but you will not change my mind: God’s not dead and I love Him because, no matter how many times I disappoint Him, He continues to love me unconditionally. I pray you know that He loves you that much, too.
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