I received my Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing from the University of South Carolina. I’ve worked in banking for four years where during downtime you can find me curled over my desk reading, writing in my journal, hiding from customers (kidding!), or tweeting.
I am generally goofy, but one thing that I have come to like about myself that always bothered me in the past was my ability to be goofy while also managing to have moments of reflection and seriousness, which comes in handy when I sit down to write. I write a lot of personal essays, some fiction, and am working on a novel about a girl who keeps a journal and records the strange things she discovers about her neighbors’ after a scandalous couple moves into a house nearby.
I am also in that odd stage of life (the dreaded, but sometimes lovely early 20s) where I am trying to “find my place in the world,” which I’ve come to believe is more about our internal emotional/spiritual/psychological places rather than a matter of physical geography. This is both exciting and scary, because I have always had issues with change but simultaneously relish the adventure. I have affinities for Harry Potter, daydreaming, coffee, British accents, Charleston & NYC. I also have an affinity for the word affinity. I’ve been known to kiss books.