I am Anna.
I was born on an Indian reservation in New Mexico but was raised in Southern Utah and that is my home. It took being away from the desert to make me realize how much I love it.
I have always loved school. As a young child I attended both the morning and afternoon sessions of preschool, (so you can imagine how much of a know-it-all I’ve always been.)
I struggled with depression and disordered eating/addiction most of my life. But this blog is about Math and Disney so no one wants to hear about that! It did affect my schooling through middle school, but in high school I learned to really love learning again.
I did an advanced placement program called SUCCESS Academy. I went to the local college for half the day and high school for the other half. I had a fabulous math teacher Dr. Monteirth. Ok, maybe he wasn’t all that great of a teacher, but he was intelligent and I wanted to be just like him. When I graduated with my Associate’s I knew math was what I wanted to do.
I went to UVU for a semester with a double major of math education and dance and got sick again so moved home to be close to family. I went back to the college I had attended though high school and felt pretty guilty about it. It’s known for being the party college and not very hard to get into. Some call it “grade 13”. Well the math program, despite all of this, is actually wonderful. I have loved every teacher I’ve had at Dixie State. Costel Ionita was by far the hardest teacher I’ve had but he only pushed me because he knew I had potential and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Last semester I realized I did not want to do math education anymore and it was really hard for me to come to terms with. I felt like I wasn’t working towards a goal anymore. I decided just a few months ago I may like actuarial science and that’s what I’ll be studying this fall. I’m excited!
As far as personal life goes, I don’t have much of one. Well I do and it looks a whole lot like this.
As someone who has been sad most of my life, I am eternally indebted to my love, Ryan. He makes every day fun and exciting to wake up to. As for now he is my boyfriend. 🙂
My family is very close as well. We were raised to love one another above ourselves and I really love my parents for that. My family has been my biggest support and I’M SO GRATEFUL!
That’s about all for me. I’m not terribly interesting but now you know!
If you like looking at my cat and boyfriend then my Instagram is what you want to check out. Username: aenygaard
And if you like looking at recipes and wedding decorations (of course you do you’re a blogger) check out my Pinterest. Username: adraagyn