Hi everyone. I'm 20 years old and I've been an Objectivist for the last 5 and half years, since I first read The Fountainhead. My father is an Objectivist (he's an architect, actually) as well, so I consider myself rather lucky.
I live in Memphis, TN and I major in philosophy at the University of Memphis. While the college atmosphere is definitely better than that of public high school, it still reeks. Even here in the south, it's full of liberal nonsense. I have excitedly enrolled in many upper division individual/capitalism themed courses, only to find out that "individual" is synonymous with "minority" and "capitalism" with "slavery."
I'm not really sure what I would do with my degree. To be honest, I'm only still enrolled because I promised my Dad I would finish school...3 semesters to go! Anyway, I fancy myself a business woman and I even ran a successful pet sitting company for a little over a year. I only quit so that I can hurry up and finish school.
As far as passions, I would have to say music. Ever since my sister gave me her old The Get Up Kids album (yes, I know) when I was 13, I've been hooked. While my tastes have certainly changed, my fondness for creative tunes has not. I've finally mustered up enough courage to begin composing and have been doing so for the past 10 months or so.
Besides that, I love watching movies, reading, playing outdoors, spending time with my many pets, playing video games, etc. I also follow a low fat raw vegan lifestyle, which is just another strange thing to add to the list.
I'm looking forward to some great conversations with like-minded people.