I’m about the fun.
That’s what you’ll find in my “About Me” section on Facebook. My 2007, college-freshman-self thought that little summary statement was just the best thing ever as I sat in my lofted bed, eating Ramen noodles paired with a cheap bottle of wine and chatting endlessly on AIM. Maybe we’re supposed to revise “About Me” sections after six years, but I think it just might be one of those traits that’s locked and loaded into who I am. I really am about the fun and I secretly like being just a little bit weird and crazy. In the best way. Like Jack Kerouac’s “mad ones”:
The only people for me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved… desirous of everything at the same time. The ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
Originally, I started this blog because I had to. It was a requirement as part of my Interactive Media (iMedia) master’s program at Elon University in North Carolina. Unlike most students, I didn’t whine or groan about being “forced” to blog. I honestly enjoy writing and have enjoyed it since I was strong enough to hold a pencil and smart enough to put halfway coherent thoughts together in what could grammatically be considered a sentence. Here you’ll find my whirlwind experience in the iMedia program documented – including my insane spring semester dedicated to completing my master’s thesis. I chose to tackle that beast with music as my weapon as it’s truly one of my greatest passions. The end result was Simply Vibes, which I would love for you to check out when you have a moment.
May 2013 brought the end of my master’s program, as well as what only could have been considered a “fake” life as I have supposedly now entered what everyone calls the “real” world. It only took me 24 years! I spend my days working at a marketing and ad agency in North Carolina where I actually get paid to Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, Pin, +1, LinkIn and any other made-up verb you can think of in the social stratosphere. And no, your 12-year-old can’t do my job just because they’ve had Facebook since the womb. I don’t care if they’re an honors student.
So now that I don’t have a professor to tell me what to blog, I’m setting out on my own to discover topics that I want to write about. They may not always be the most philosophical, but I hope you enjoy reading the ramblings that go on inside my head.