Another week has come and gone folks. Which means… it’s time to get muddy. Wait… What? It’s time for Teen Life. We’ve got a Country Girl in the house! Put on your boots, fill up your Yeti with some sweet tea, and let’s go Muddin! Mud Blood is slinging words today instead of watered down dirt, but in her honor… If you’ve got a 4-Wheeler, Jeep, or anything that likes mud… Get on it!!! Let me tell you a little about Mud Blood. I’m not referring to Harry Potter characters either. Basically, go the extreme opposite of that! I picked the name Mud Blood because most country girls bleed mud! She is down to earth. Ummm… How could she not be? When you ride, you wear the earth. She is beautiful and caring, but like any country girl… don’t get on her bad side. Sugar and spice and everything nice, but make me mad and you’ll be picking mud out of your teeth for a week! But, for real though. She’s a cool girl.
I’m gonna throw this out there and say: I feel like the art above needs some explaining, so I’m going to take a moment to tell you why I chose it. I spent a good 3 hours, (not even kidding), trying to find a “country girl” “muddy girl” “cowgirl” “girl with guns” “retro cowgirl” “muddy teen” “teenage country girl”… Put those terms into Google and you’re going to get a LOT of inappropriate images. Just don’t do it. I’ve decided that the world needs some more PG or PG-13 rated artists for the previously mentioned terms. Anyway, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find… You get what you need. Apparently, today you needed to be a radioactive girl in a mud fight with some dudes. Are you mad at a guy right now? If so, that’s you and him… Don’t even go for the bullseye. Sneak around the tree and rub it all over his face. Country girls fight dirty. Wow, I got a little off track there. Ummm… let’s just get into your words. Ok?
Teen Life. One Word. Go!
What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
Riding four wheelers in the creek
YES!!! You’re my kind of girl! Love some 4-Wheeler Riding! I spent my childhood riding 4-Wheelers and rocking awkward haircuts. You have hair, that looks like it belongs on a girl. Be proud!
If you could visit one country, which would it be and why?
Spain, they have beautiful beaches
And, who could be unhappy on a beach??
What annoys you?
When people make fun of others
What do you wish your parents did differently?
Let me be more free
When you don’t feel free in a world full of restrictions, just take your shoes off, sink your toes into some mud, and dream of a time you’ve been free. Freedom comes in stages. Think about all of the things you are free to do that people from all over the world aren’t. I know, it still seems unfair. But, that’s something that always keeps me grounded when I want more than I have.
What is something you think your parents are awesome at?
If you could learn one thing at school that they don’t teach, what would it be?
How to deal with stupid people
How much easier would life be if there was a handbook on how to deal with difficult people?
What is one thing you would like to say to your teachers?
What is something you would like to say to your school?
Hammer Time? Oh wait. You probably didn’t mean that. My bad.
Why do you think people want to tear people down or make people feel small through words or actions?
So they feel better about themselves
Have you ever been bullied? If so, describe the situation.
Awesome!!! That makes me happy.
Have you ever been cyber bullied? If so, describe the situation.
Have you ever made fun of or bullied anyone before?
Do you gossip?
If you see someone being mistreated, gossiped about, or not being included, do you normally sit back and do nothing or do you take a stand?
Take a stand
Do you believe in God? Why or Why Not?
Yes. He is the only reason we make it to the next day.
And the next, and the hard days, and the good days too!
Have you ever been depressed? If so, what brought it on?
Yes, my parent’s divorce, a new school, and people leaving my life.
Are you still currently depressed? If not, how did you get through it?
No, I called God to help me through my time of need. He gave me good friends.
He always gives us what we need, when we need it. It may not come in the form we think it will, but He gets us where we need to be in life. Like I said earlier: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.” The Rolling Stones
Does anything give you anxiety?
Pick one that resembles you the best. When you have problems to deal with or when something is bothering you which one do you resort to?
- Stuff it down until you don’t have to deal with it anymore
- Run from it
- Stick it out no matter how hard or how much it hurts ———This one
Have you ever experienced verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse?
What is the worst thing you’ve ever gotten in trouble for?
Sex… do you wait for marriage or do you feel like it’s that important to wait anymore?
Drugs and alcohol. Tell me about what teens are doing these days. What kind of drugs? How often?
They smoke weed and get drunk I’m sure
What makes you laugh?
My friends and family
What makes you cry?
When bad things happen
Do you feel beautiful?
You’re always beautiful. Plain and simple. Every single time I see you, I think: “Her smile is so great! Her whole entire face lights up!” If you don’t see that, I’m just putting that out there for you so that you know other people do.
What makes you feel beautiful?
Makeup and nice clothes
What prevents you from feeling beautiful?
Name one negative thing in your life.
I feel ya. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Now, tell me three positive things about your life.
I have friends
I have my family
I have God
And, do you have glittery boots? Because, if you don’t… you should. Dorothy had ruby slippers. Mud Blood should have glittery boots. I dunno… it just came to me.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever faced in your life? How did you get through it?
My parent’s divorce. I just prayed and God helped me.
Who are you closest to?
My best friend
What is one thing you could change about your life to make it better?
So much drama in the LBC, it’s kind of hard being Snoop D O Double G. You’ll have to google that. It’s an old rap song. That’s my response to unnecessary drama. That and this picture:
People are always trying to start something, and THIS exists in the world. Perspective people. Get it.
What is one thing you could do to make the world a better place?
Pray for it
What do you think is the best thing about you?
That I love God
What makes you feel self-conscious?
So, your weight is just fine. You are a normal size. I know that’s a hard thing to deal with though. Been there, done that. But, skinny people are hungry… and, they’re not always happy still. So, you do you, the real you. That will make you happy in the long run.
What worldly cause are you passionate about?
What is one thing you cannot live without?
What is something you’ve always wanted or wanted to do but never had the chance to get or do?
Go to Hawaii
I see a beach vacation for this group in our future! How awesome would that be?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Whoa!! That’s super cool! Remember all of the small people you once knew when you get there!!
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
I could fly
A genie grants you three wishes, what would they be?
- Be successful
- Be rich
- Travel the world
What is the weirdest thing about you?
Good. That’s what I like to hear. Embrace your weird personality! There’s only one Mud Blood!
What is one thing you want your parents to know about you?
I love them
What is one thing you want your friends to know about you?
I got yall’s back
What is one thing you want the world to know about you?
I got this
What do you think society misunderstands about teenagers?
We need people to care about us. We need people to be there for us.
What do you want to say to bullies out there?
Just stop. It’s not cute. It’s not funny. Just go on somewhere else. You will answer for it one day.
Good job. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
What would you like to say to teens that struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, abuse, or bullying?
Keep your head up! God loves you! Things will get better.
Mud Blood. Your words have now entered the interwebs. You are famous for your radioactive mud fights. The whole world will know you. The boys will not mess with you anymore, and the girls will want to stay in your good graces. Everyone has gained a new friend in you. The world will never be the same, and it shouldn’t. Now, click your glittery boots together and say: “There’s no place like the creek. There’s no place like the creek. There’s no place like the creek.” Look at your eyes in the mirror. They’re not glowing anymore. You’re just Mud Blood again… until the next time someone pulls your pigtails.
Peace, Love, and Jesus,