Our newest Tao-Girl of the Moment is
a 12 year-old, 6th grader who I met last fall at a Girl Scout
weekend. Since then we've had many interesting email conversations
and through these I saw that this is someone very special -
someone I wanted to highlight as a Tao-Girl of the Moment.
She is bright and fun and a girl who
is a wonderful representative of Tao-Girls everywhere.
And now, meet Amanda (her nickname is
are your hobbies and interests?
M: Writing. I love to write, it is
the best way for me to get my feelings out... especially
poetry. Also I play the viola, do recreation basketball,
and am a munchkin/poppy in my local high school drama
club production of "The Wizard of Oz". I
love to go fishing with my dad and friends on our boat
in the summer and fall and I love going to the beach
in the summer. I also have family all over the place
and friends from when I use to live in Colorado so
I travel alot and absolutely love it.
And I enjoy being a Girl Scout.
Is there anything that enjoy that is a bit “different” than
(like: most everyone else likes hip hop and you’d
rather listen to a Beethoven symphony)
alot. I think that standing out is important
so there's the fact that I love cheeseburgers
with peanut butter. (I know it sounds wicked
gross but it is like the best), I like to listen
to classic rock like Queen but I still like modern
rock and I'm not a big fan of hip-hop/rap.
I like to go to the gym and go on the elliptical.
Oh... I LOVE watching the news.
Who are your role models? And why?
M: J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Christopher
Paolini (Inheritance Trilogy), and John Grogan (Marley&Me)
because I want to be a writer when I grow up and I think
they are amazing writers. Johnny Depp, I consider
him the best modern actor right now.
CJ: What makes
you a Tao-Girl?
In what way are
M: I have experienced a lot of change,
both good and bad and I've learned that you have
to learn to adjust to new situations and well...deal
with it. It's hard and all but you can't
let it overpower you. Don't let the tough
times bring you down. =)
what ways are you dynamic?
M: I've learned to always look on
the positive side of situations. If
something bad happens look at it in a
different way. Like say if your
friend is being mean to you and you have
no idea why? Well look at it from
their side and try to see what YOU might
have done. I know you hear it all
the time and it sounds wicked corny but
seriously, it works!
you have a favorite quote to share?
believe in randomness", - Unwind by Neal
you are amazing - bright, wise and a thoughtful and
talented writer. You are absolutely the perfect
role model for all the Tao-Girls out there (and even
"grown-ups). Thank you for being one terrific
Tao-Girl of the Moment.