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Shannamartini's NMAC 4460 Journal

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Hello! Shannamartini here. I'm just your average southern girl with a love for nature, football, and sarcasm. I love having fun, whether that's shopping uptown or mudding down a dirt road in my lifted chevy truck. I work as a bartender and free lance graphic designer while I finish up college. I've been training and competing on horses for my entire life, and I was active for 9 years on a Hunter Jumper show circuit up in Atlanta. I've competed in most disciplines and qualified for many prestigious shows all over the country, including nationals in Syracuse, New York my freshman year of high school.

I know what you're probably thinking: I'm just another horse crazy chick. Well, you're right. But I am not your stereotypical blonde and I am actually very studious and enjoy having a structured environment with specific tasks to complete (I also thoroughly enjoy blonde jokes). After graduating Valedictorian of my class in 2016 (what valedictorian becomes a bartender and hates math? This one!!!) I moved to Ohio to attend a private college in Ohio to receive a dual degree in Business Management and Western Equestrian studies. After completing one year of the program, I decided to focus more on my own horses and training so I returned home to Georgia. Since then I have learned much about what it means to be your own boss and how to manage your own finances, time, and customers. I interact with other trainers and managers on a daily basis and have now become part of the small horse community that is located here in Middle Georgia.

Aside from my horses, I dedicate a lot of time to my other pets, which consist of a spoiled rotten Australian Shepherd named Sasha, an extremely sassy Betta Fish named Legolas, and a very cuddly and sweet single-gene Banana Ball Python named Dilly Dilly (yes, after the Budlight commercials). I am also very close to my family and the small group of friends I also consider my family. I moved into my own house a year and a half ago, and in my spare time you can find me cooking, reading a good book, listening to my music, coloring, buying stuff I don't need off my amazon prime account, or looking up new cocktail recipes. Among other things I'm a health nut, medieval and civil war-era history buff, major Lord of the Rings and Mark Twain fan, I have a very extensive baseball cap collection, and I am a firm believer that pineapple does NOT belong on pizza. Change my mind.


Life quote: "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" ("If I can't find a way, I'll make one"; in Latin)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 *+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*

Some of my favorite Mark Twain quotes:

&&& "All generalizations are false, including this one."

&&& "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear."

&&& "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."

&&& "I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough."

&&& "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." *+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*

Hope you didn't find my page too exhausting, and I can assure you that even after reading this, I would still be able to surprise you. *+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*+;/*