Hello there! My name is Gracie Chick and I am 14 years old. This is my blog, A Light In The Darkness.
I am just an ordinary girl, with big dreams and hopes for my life. Ever since I was a very small child, my parents have tried to teach me and my siblings to help others when we can, to challenge the way our modern society works, to make a difference and make a change, to be ourselves and be honest. Through the life we live, we hope to practice all these things.
My life is not normal, I travel a lot, in boats, vans, cars and numerous other vehicles. Me and my family try to go with our circumstances, I don’t belong to a certain religion, but I have faith in something bigger than me to guide me and help me. This way of life isn’t perfect, I struggle with it often.
I believe that everyone has a way to help others and that mine is through my absolute passion: writing. Through words, I am able to express my honest feelings, to share my views on the world, to inspire others to think differently, to show that there is another way.
This blog is me trying to be ‘a light in the darkness’. I chose to call my blog that because often my Dad would tell me stories about the people who have shaped our world and how they are like lights guiding the people in the darkness to light and safety, just like a lighthouse.
I wanted to mention that I have a younger brother and sister . We get on really well and try to encourage and help each other. They are both so awesome in their own unique and special ways, Obviously we do have the odd disagreement now and then, though!
I am also home educated and I absolutely love it. I take great pleasure in learning, it fills me with an indescribable ecstasy that comes from the gaining of new knowledge. Being home schooled opens up so many diverse learning opportunities. I often say that I am ‘world schooled’ which is best explained in this quote: ” The world becomes your school instead of school becoming your world.” I also have the dream of becoming a teacher and having my own little school one day. So I decided to begin my teaching journey now.
I have regular philosophical conversations with my dad mostly, but sometimes my mum. These are important to me as they help me understand the world and how to be a light. Some of these I will share on my ‘conversations’ page.
All in all, expect a challenging, honest and witty approach to the world and its people, problems and plans, all from the perspective of a determined and passionate young girl trying to make a difference and achieve her dreams.
Please do leave me a comment and introduce yourself. I love to meet and connect with other members of this diverse and inspiring community of bloggers.
So, I hope you enjoy my blog and are guided by my light.