Born and raised in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2015 with my bachelor’s in English. Since then I have been working as a freelance editor and administrative assistant for a local office.
Let me just say that I love school. If I’m being frank, I’m pretty good at being a student. Since I was a kid I knew what I wanted to study and where I wanted to go. After graduating, I ran into a bit of a problem. I hadn’t actually thought of life after college.
But after a long year of denial over not being a student anymore, I’ve come to accept adulthood. Meaning, I’ve finally decided to let myself enjoy this new stage in life.
A huge reason I got my degree in English is because I freakin’ love reading. I try to read about a book every week and I’m not a snob toward any genre, though historical fiction is my favorite. My ideal day is spent reading, sleeping, and eating.
Since my ideal day probably isn’t too healthy, I have a few counter hobbies, i.e. running, hiking, and photography. All of which, I’ve discovered, require a decent amount of stamina, endurance, and flexibility. These hobbies are more recent developments, so it’s been fun trying to figure stuff out. Like shooting in automatic mode is not as fun as manual. Or running will make your knees cry but also make your person feel like you’ve accomplished something. Hiking taught me bug spray is a necessity outdoors.
I’ve been married nearly two years to the most incredible man I know. I am low-key obsessed with my brothers and sisters (there’s 12 of them!). And I dream of puppies daily.
What are some new hobbies you’re trying out? Any advice for an amateur runner-hiker-photographer-blogger?