Liv Aden was born at a very young age, probably at least two or three. Since then, she has continued to grow up, though the physical component of that stopped at the age of twelve and the height of five feet, one inch. Regardless, she decided to view height simply as a deterrent to good hiding spots and continues to both fit into small spaces and routinely hone her climbing skills by ignoring step-stools. She started karate about three years ago and holds the rank of blue belt. Liv plans to attend Virginia Tech this coming fall, studying criminology as a citizen-leader cadet in their military program. She’s not sure yet if this means she’ll end up with a buzzcut. In the meanwhile, Liv has been honored to serve The Potter’s School as a moderator and then head moderator this past school year and looks forward to benevolently surveying the forums as a humble, headless moderator for her one year past graduation. For the many people on forums who have wondered over the past several years, the “m” in “maden” stands for Mary-Olivia.
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When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A ballerina, actually, because I thought they looked cool (don’t worry, they still do). The agility practice I did while balancing on two upturned chairs in a pink tutu comes in handy with the jumping roundhouse kicks.
Favorite Bible Verse
“He has told you, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) This is my favorite because throughout high school those three things were what I tried to build my behavior around–to be just as I worked as a moderator and then head moderator, to love kindness and to give that to others, and to cultivate humility in my mind and heart.
“So long and thanks for all the fish” does come to mind, but so does “today we can’t afford to be afraid of what we fear” from U2’s “Red Flag Day”.