Wednesday, January 4, 2012

About Time

Well... I finally did it. I made a blog. I know, about time, right? It is something I have been meaning to do for awhile, and actually looking forward to doing. You could definitely say I am new to the whole blogging world. While I have dampered into reading a few here and there, I have never actually been a "follower". However, I do believe that writing and expressing yourself is good for the soul, so I will start my blogging today.

Let me begin by telling you about what I do. I am a 24 year old recent graduate from The University of Alabama, where I majored in Health Promotion/Education. I absolutely loved every minute of my college days and living in Tuscaloosa, and will cherish the friendships I made for a lifetime. While I am currently working on UA campus, Tuscaloosa just doesn't feel the same as it did in those few years as a care free student. This brings me to my next point, work. While it took me what felt like an eternity of month after month job searching, I was finally offered a job at the last place I thought to look, UA. While it doesn't exactly have me rolling in the dough, it is a job doing what I love, and they are paying for me to attend graduate school. Pretty good deal, right? And yes, I said Graduate school. The exhausting, occasionally gruesome journey I will be encountering for the next 1.5 years. This journey, however, will lead me closer to the career goals I long for; working to increase health education and promotion in America to improve healthier lifestyles and diminish childhood obesity causing chronic disease.

Okay, enough about what I do and a little more about who I am. I am the oldest of 3 girls (yes, my dad's hair gray'd rather early) along with a step brother and step sister from my mom's remarriage, and two step brother's from my dad's. Needless to say, we are another version of the Brady Bunch. While at times it can be nervewracking, I really wouldn't have it any other way. I have a slight major addiction to COFFEE, shopping, sweets, all things pink, Cinderella, pictures, and cheesy romantic-comedies. I am about as girly as it gets(my middle sister got all the athletic, outdoorsy traits) and like every girl I know, am often guilty of over-thinking, over-reacting, over-analyzing, and letting things get to me that shouldn't. I am extremely picky when it comes to..well, just about everything. I am a major planner which drives alot of people (especially the BF) completely crazy, and I like to have/make itneraries for every situation-along with lists, weird I know. I like love Adele, John Mayer, and Taylor Swift and choose to believe they've written most of their songs about my personal life situations. I felt "In a Dream" would be an appropriate blog title for myself because it usually is where my head is. I have been a major daydreamer my whole life (which has caused a few problems in certain situations), but it is just who I am. I believe in fairytales and that there is no dream too big. Seeing the ones important to me (which I will make a whole seperate blog for later) warms my heart, and catching up with old(or new) friends over a nice dinner and glass of wine is definitely my favorite. I love God and do my best to work on my relationship with him daily.

While I could go on and on, it might be best that I end here to actually have something to write about for future blog posts. My life is constantly changing these days, so hopefully this will be a way for me to share the memories being made!


  1. Welcome to the Blogosphere! =)

    megs [at] Shine On & Skinny Up

  2. AWW Meg! I love it...and you! I'm your newest follower.

  3. Aww I love you too El! I will definitely be following yours as well. :)