- I was born in Russia.For the first 356 days of my life, I was a Russian infant in need of a home. 9 days before my 1st birthday God not only provided the home, but he gave me so much more in my parents who have sacrificed so much so that I could always have the best, and I will always be thankful for that.
- I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”
- I make Spotify Playlists semi-regularly. They’re pretty fetch- you should check them out https://open.spotify.com/user/cmoush
- I love Patagonia. It’s become a problem. I’ve heard admittance is the first step to recovery, but why would I want to recover when I could wear a different Patagonia every day of the week?
- Coffee is my love language. In my eyes, “I brought you a coffee” and “Let’s go get a cappuccino” are synonymous with “I will always love you” and “I want you to be in my life forever”
- I prefer the mountains to the beach. I’m sure some of you agree with me when I say there is nothing like the smell of tall evergreens and the crisp breeze that follows your around snow-tipped mountains.
- I’m at home in big cities. After growing up in Austin and traveling to places like Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City, I feel comfortable and at home in places where cultures collide and real estate is probably overpriced.
- I say it like I mean it. Sorry… but deal with it. I don’t have the time to beat around the bush.
- I have 3 favorite movies:
- A Long Way Down
- 101 Dalmatians
- Love Actually
- I love photography and art. I have always loved art and photography and can spend hours in exhibits and museums. My preferred medium is oil paint, but I can use almost anything. It really is incredible how some people can capture so much emotion in one simple photograph and I think that is a testament to the infinite amount of creativity that we all possess.
- I love to shop. “Caleb you don’t need another jacket,” “Those are just like that one pair of shoes you have,” and “You should save your money and not spend it on clothes” are all statements that I don’t agree with. I don’t really need that negativity in my life.
- Thin mints are my favorite girl scout cookie. And look at that, it is just so conveniently girl scout cookie season right as this hungry college student is typing the article you’re reading and not at all wishing he had a box or two in the freezer he could grab a snack from.
- I had never broken my phone until I got an iPhone 6. … and I’ve been through 4 iPhones since. One bent, the next had too much fun on a boat, the next was a temporary solution to a serious problem, and the current iPhone is barely holding on by the glass protector I put over the crack that’s across it’s screen.
- I killed a succulent named Birk my first semester of College. My mom told me a story about how she kept the same plant alive the entire time she was in college and the next day showed up with a small succulent named Birk. About a month and a half later, I came to terms with the fact that Birk was unfortunately no longer a thriving ornamental plant, but a shriveled and neglected remnant of what once was the picture of life and prosperity.
- At one point in my life, I will live in New York City. Last year I had the opportunity to spend 5 days in the city that never sleeps, and it changed my life. Thomas Wolfe said, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” This quote could not more accurately describe my experience in this city. The electricity and energy that it and the people in it put off is something that I will one day experience on a daily basis, and I can’t wait.
- Generally, I have a very positive outlook on life. I don’t see the point in looking at the negative aspects of a situation. It’s exhausting and stressful and a waste of time in my opinion. God put you in whatever situation you’re in, and therefore you should face the situation with poise and an attitude to glorify Him.
- I have the best support group someone could ask for. Whether they’re a 5-minute walk, a 10-minute drive, or a 1-hour flight away, my friends and family are the ones who keep me grounded and make everything worth it.
Thanks for reading my first post! I hope you enjoyed, and check in tomorrow for Abby’s first article on The Buzz 541.
See you next Wednesday,