It would be me.
Or at least that’s what I tell myself.
I like to think I’m funny like them. Just as awkward. Confident in who I am.
But really, I’m just a 26 year old Midwesterner living below the Mason Dixie line trying to travel the world on a teacher salary.
How does someone from the great city of food and sports (aka Chicago) end up in the south? College. Really. And I think because from a young age I already had that gypsy soul in me. I packed my bags, went to Ole Miss, got a degree in Philosophy. And am now teaching phonetic sounds and addition.
All the while trying to pay off my student loans.
And pay rent and all those adult things we “thought” we wanted as children.
And start my masters (not golf people, apparently I thought it was a good idea to be a student again).
And then of course, probably the most important thing in my life: provide for my two cats Fitz and Gatsby. (Fitz, short for Fitzgerald. As in F. Scott Fitzgerald-not Pretty Little Liars) (Gatsby, as in the Great)
Do I sound like Tina Fey yet?
And now I am starting a blog. Why? I don’t have time to date, how in the world am I going to have time to write a blog? Well I’m a habitual procrastinator so it’ll give me something to do when I don’t want to lesson plan or write my research papers.
But really, writing is something that I just like to do. It’s an outlet for me. I always have so much to say, I think a lot. A LOT. So I have to get those thoughts down on paper…or a computer screen. I guess that’s why I got a degree in Philosophy.
I also love to travel the world, meet new people, try new things, eat new foods and photograph it all. So this blog will have some of that. Maybe a lot of that. I love food.
I’m 26 but I don’t have my life figured out. And I am learning that not having it all figured out in your mid-twenties IS OK! It’s great actually. I have so many freedoms to explore the world as I want. Just this past June I was eating gelato in Eastern Europe, simply because I could. (Which I know is luxury that not everyone can do, more on inequality later. But I’m also all about find cheap deals especially with travel. There will be more on that) (Gelato from Gelarto Rosa in Budapest)
I guess this blog is just a way for me to share the laughter, tears, struggles, hopes and life victories; because we all need someone to relate to. We all want that human connection.
So come laugh with me.
Come cry with me.
Eat with me.
Travel with me.
And let’s see where this blog takes me and you.