Hello, everyone. No, I am not the marvelous Michele Park but I am her daughter.

My name is Brandi. I am 21 starting in April and I am majoring in Anthropology, which is the comparative study of humankind. For those of you who haven’t ever heard of Anthropology, it compares worldwide past and present societies and cultures and their overall development. It is also separated into four categories: Cultural, Biological (Evolutionary), Linguistic and Archaeology. Each field of study branches off into a multitude of subfields. Cultural Anthropology examines cultural practices, belief systems and social hierarchies. Biological Anthropology examines ecological adaptations, skeletal differences and anatomy. Linguistics focus on worldwide languages, dialogues and the overall benefits of communications. Archaeology study ancient societies and base their findings on artifacts (remains, ceramics, tools, treasures) found on site. Know anyone interested in, or at least curious about, these fields? I’ve taken courses in all main branches and highly recommend these fields of study to anyone interested in learning more about humanity and its endless mysteries.

When I am not at school, I love to read, write and draw. I love fantasy, and hope to complete and publish some stories I’ve compiled over the years. As a kid, when I wasn’t reading books I was devising characters and worlds of my own. Any character I favored above the rest, I was compelled to illustrate in a cartoon and/or manga fashion.

Also, notice how I haven’t mentioned exercise once in this post … Wanna know why? Because, truth be told, exercise is not my favorite thing in the world. I don’t even consider it a hobby. On the other hand , for me, exercise is an occasionally unpleasant necessity to remain healthy. We all need to eat healthy and exercise from time to time, and I admit that I have neglected the temple that is my body. I love dark chocolate, peanut butter, video games and sitting on my butt. But I know that, despite my marvelous, lazy loves, I’ve got to take better care of myself.

As an Anthropology Major, I know for a fact that the human body did not evolve to consume consistent and irregular fats, sugars and cholesterols. Our ancestors developed as efficient hunter-gatherers, making every moment count because life was so short. Today it’s a new jungle, one made of concrete and tech, offering irresistible luxuries. Are you ready to face the new world? Let’s face it together!

Brandi

Comments (11)

  • Laura CAstel de Oro Cameron / January 24, 2018 / Reply

    OMG as if I didn’t love you enough already, Brandi! We have similar interests, except anthropology is a hobby and class I likely dropped in college and fitness an obsession…so close! hahha you are the best!

  • Daniele / January 24, 2018 / Reply

    I love this.

  • Kristen Williams / February 21, 2018 / Reply

    I love this Brandi! You remind me so much of my daughter, minus your love of peanut butter!!

    • (Author) Michele Park / February 23, 2018 / Reply

      <3 <3 <3

  • Debra Gunn / February 24, 2018 / Reply

    So interesting! I always wanted to do archeological digs. So fascinating! Aaaaand, I too love dark chocolate and peanut butter! <3 <3

  • Cathy / February 25, 2018 / Reply

    Wow, Brandi! I’m going to love reading your own evolution! Our society needs you girl! Carpe Diem!

  • Patrice LaVertu / February 25, 2018 / Reply

    Wow Brandi…you’re an extremely talented young lady! I love your blog and believe you can be a successful author as well as an amazing anthropologist if that’s the path you pursue. Keep on blogging honey.

  • tanya H / February 25, 2018 / Reply

    this is GREAT Brandi !! and that you LOVE and have always LOVED to Read , write, and Draw!! those are 3 great STRENGTHS as I see them and many people “dont” have or love to do those …. I am one that is NOT strong in those areas and wish I was!! my 1 daughter loves those just as much as you ! and I know ( just as you know about how important nutrtion, and exercise is ( pss .. those are my “things” that I love ) that those 3 “things” also should be a staple in EVERYONES lives. Knowledge and creativity is what that boasts !!!

  • patricia lesage / February 26, 2018 / Reply

    I love this brandi! Good things happen to great people!
    Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in England.

  • Melissa Strawser / February 26, 2018 / Reply

    The study of humankind is a worldly treasure box! With your insight and amazing Momma; your interests and talents will take you far! All the best of luck and love to you! 💞. Keep writing!

  • Wendy / February 27, 2018 / Reply

    Love your blog Brandi can’t wait to see you again in April xxx
    Enjoy Oxford. If you need me we’ll exchange numbers.

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