a little about me
When I tell people I’m studying digital and print journalism, I get the typical “newspapers are dying!!!!” response along with warnings of waking up at 4 a.m. to cover a story. If I’m being honest, I can’t think of anything more unappealing than that. As someone who is trying to live out their Carrie Bradshaw dreams, I would love to someday run my own successful blog or work with a magazine. I’m currently a student at Penn State where I discovered my love and passion for the editorial industry. I have loved literature, writing and art for as long as I can remember — creative and artsy are words I’ve always identified with. Growing up as an introvert, these were ways I was able to express myself in the comfort of my own little bubble. I would always make art, read Whitman and write my own words down that only I would see. It wasn’t until I got to college that I realised my fascination with storytelling was deeper than my English major and reading Shakespeare until 1 a.m. I joined VALLEY Magazine, Penn State’s life and style magazine, the summer following my freshman year. Starting out as a writer, I wrote many different articles, covered events and told stories of people who were doing amazing things. I couldn’t get enough, and I worked my way to become their web director, managing editor, and now, editor-in-chief. My work with VALLEY Magazine has been incredibly rewarding, and it has completely transformed the way I write and where I can see myself writing someday. I started this blog as an outlet for me to continue writing and telling stories on my own time, and it has been amazing to finally write all of the article ideas I’ve had written in my notes for so long. I draw my inspiration from my own personal experiences with skin care, being vegan, traveling, and living a free spirit lifestyle. Other inspirations of mine include Into the Gloss, Vogue, the 60s, Lana Del Rey and Jim Morrison.