I got so geeked out about writing a blog that I forgot to introduce myself, so here's a bit of introduction as to why I am the way that I am.
The shorter version: just your average college girl ~living life and doing her thing~
The longer version: I'm a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, and I love this place more than I could ever imagine I would. I'm studying Public Relations at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, and also Global Studies, with a focus on Latin America and transnational arts and culture.
One of my favorite pictures I've taken at UNC
Aside from that mouthful, what it really comes down to is studying the art of telling a story. And let me tell you, this is truly an art. If there's one person who can confirm that, it's my grandpa. This man can tell you about meeting world historic figures (like Martin Luther King, Jr.) over a game of rummy like you would never believe. Before you know it, he's beating you by 200 points, and you're sitting there awestruck (although, to be honest, he'd win even if he wasn't distracting you).
Hearing my grandpa tell these stories so casually and with such simple joy made me realize that likely, everyone has incredible stories to tell, and they don't even realize it. I think that's what really got me started on this path. If I could imagine a perfect job, it would be traveling around the world just talking with people, and then writing up their personal stories with them so that they could have them to hold onto, or to share with others. I don't think I'll ever get tired of hearing stories or helping people figure out how to tell them. I don't think I'll ever get tired of learning. And if I can't find a career path where I'm always learning and helping people share what they love with the world, well, as my mom likes to say....there's always grad school.