I’m Sandra. I live in Southern California in the Inland Empire. I was born in Long Beach, and moved to Fontana when I was 3 with my parents and then after my mom divorced my dad, she moved to Riverside. I’m a single woman pushing 40. This blog is a work in progress since it started March 2013. I assume that as I wrote more I will begin to have better story telling skills. Some of these writings are about the time I spend in a very right winged church group called Independent Fundamental Baptists. I have also written about my own spiritual journey from baptist, to I don’t know to atheist to New Ager and back again to I don’t know.
Some of the things you will read about:
1. Social control. Many of these blogs talk about two thing: social control and behavior that is accepted in certain cultures . I am highly interested in the social construction of behavior and gender roles.
2. Religion and related issues. This blog section shows psychological damage and indoctrination I had from going to an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church from when I was 16 to age 26. I go into different stories of my experience from 1991 up to 2011 when I left Christianity, including stories of 4 years at Hyles Anderson College between 1997 – May 2001.
3. Hip. This blog section shows stories of when I I first dislocated my hip at age 13. It shows how I was bullied in 8th grade. These stories about my hip continue on to today since I had a total hip replacement in Aug 2013.
I earned an MBA in Human Resources in 2011. University of Redlands is where I earned my undergrad in Business with an emphasis in Information Systems. I am very independent and my views may seems to take the same nature of my personality. In my late 20s I used to think that I was a philosopher and deep thinker. I have often thought of a career in research.
Warning: my posts do not follow APA report (essay) standards. I may use a passive voice in them. I also may use gender bias when I write since this is not a research paper! Many typos could also be found.
I also can not help others with any issues related to printing out any forms, links or anything on my blog.