Hi my name is Shannon Burt Bird also known as “birdalamode”. I started blogging a little over a year ago with an intent to have fun, and to have an outlet for my talents. Before I blogged I danced, acted and modeled, I danced professionally for the Utah Jazz from May 2008-to November 2008, I quit mid season for sooo many reasons. These reasons caused me to lose my academic scholarship to BYU, and I started to develop eating disorders due to being weighed and measured non stop. So I decided to stop and to take care of Shannon. Shortly upon quitting I had an oppertunity to dance for MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice that was a rush! And so fun to dance again without all the pressure to be something I wasn’t.
After that a commercial I was in went National for 3 years and then went international, I was stoked. It was amazing! And I really wanted to continue to do more projects like this. I was 6 months pregnant when I decided that blogging would be a fun platform for me to further my talents and to help better myself and anyone who read it.
Blogging was great! I was meeting so many new friends and I felt like I was with a really fun group of girls. Until it started getting competitive.
With blogging comes a lot of opinions and that is okay. But recently I had someone write an awful version about my childhood on a public forum. And I am hurt deeply by this.
Let me tell you a little bit about the “Burt” part in me. In the write up about me it talks mostly about class warfare. PS I HATE CLASS WARFARE MORE THEN ANYTHING! And how I am unworthy ect.
I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and soon after my birth I was kidnapped from my home while my mother was hosting a party. No one realized I was taken due to all the commotion. The bishop of my parents ward at the time found me in a womens car who had left the party with me and found herself high centered in her mad dash to leave and not be discovered. The bishop of the ward got out of his car helped her found and returned me to my parents home. -I share this story because I take threats to my children very seriously.
I am very religious and am very close to God. And I do have a testimony. I know Joseph Smith saw God, I believe in the Book of Mormon and I love the blessings that the Temple has given me. I believe life is a test, and that no one is perfect. My religion is one of forgiveness and mercy. That is why Jesus died for us. We all need him. I love people, but have no tolerance for people who put others down because of economic status. I admit I used to be one of those people who judged worth on how much your dad made ect. until one day I had a rude awakening. And I am so happy that happened to me at the young age when it did.
I am healing some wounds right now and will finish out all my commitments. I am taking a new approach to blogging and relationships. I am going to protect myself and my family at this time from all the harm that has been caused. My first initial reaction was just to quit, but I have commitments I have made. I am just going to be very cautious at this time.
Thank you to everyone who has been so sweet to me at this time and for supporting my blog.
IGNORE ME, I will not show up or effect your posts in any way, I exist to ensure the continue reading link show’s up on the front page.