“Ridiculously hot writer Gina Thompson is one of the most stupendously amazing people you’ll ever meet. Smart, curious about the world, passionate about making beauty, full of compassion for those around her. One look in her eyes and you’ll be lost forever. And if she loves you, you’ll realize you’re the luckiest person alive.”
~ poet and friend, JC
Gina is a restless soul, never quite sure where she fits in. She taught high school for nine years but is now slinging cheese at a gourmet grocery store while she contemplates her next move.
Likes: good beer, trail running, outdoor adventures, genuine laughter, poetry, the music friends recommend, the first sip of coffee in the morning, Lake Temagami.
Dislikes: not knowing. the fear of not taking a chance, especially on love. constant heartbreak. Self-doubt. Donald Trump.
Above all else, she holds people close to her heart. love is worn prominently on her sleeve, (and tattooed on her arm). nothing else compares to the deep connections we make with one another. she thrives on compassion and love. she is willing to risk it all for what she believes is true and real.
Gina likes chickens and cows. She has three tattoos, all of which she got recently: a tattoo of an elephant’s butt on her forearm, a music bird on her leg, and the phrase “I love you keep going” on her foot. She writes poetry and blogs about her daily adventures of being a mother, friend, and lover of life. She recently became the owner (sort of) of a 2014 Bintilli Sprint 49cc scooter. When she’s not spending time with her adorable two-year-old she can usually be found scootering around beautiful Central Pennsylvania. She is even in a scooter gang! She tries to love unconditionally. Most of the time she succeeds, often times at the expense of her own heart. She’ll probably judge and scrutinize you, but she’s trying to stop. But she’ll also love you completely and ask to see your soul. If that’s not ok, than don’t bother becoming her friend. She’s currently on a journey to discover her own identity and self-worth, separate from those around her. This journey involves drugs (legal), therapy, meditation, and the love and support from friends near and far. Even though she doesn’t always illustrate it, she’s forever grateful to the people in her life that continue to stand by her and not give up on her.
She wants to change the world, but doesn’t yet know how.
This explains a lot.
Her personal mantra is: I love you. Keep going.
Here’s an old bio from when Gina first started this blog, 6 years ago:
I am 24 going on 40. No wait, I am 12 going on 24. I like to be outdoors, but usually I’m stuck in unventilated classrooms teaching the next generation of human beings. They like to be lazy. They don’t like to think. You should be scared.
If I could get paid medium bucks to be a student, I would take that job in a second. If I could get paid medium bucks to canoe, hike, fish, or camp all day I would take that job in a second. So far I haven’t found either, so I am a teacher because [believe it or not] I like teenagers. But if you have a lead for me, drop me a note.
I like to think, write, read, blog, and discuss life with others. If you also like to do this, drop me a line. We be virtual buddies. If you teach, I want to collaborate with you on reinventing the education system. If you are into this radical thinking, and if your soul hasn’t been murdered yet by the current system, drop me a line.
I am on a mission to change the world through unconditional love.
taken by photographer and friend, paul ruby