:: About Me ::

Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I was born and raised here in Raleigh, and on a whim decided to attend college at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi.

Leaving home and starting anew in a strange place all alone was one of the most frightening, humbling, thrilling things I've ever done.

Those four years were the best of my life, and I learned more than I could ever have imagined. I moved to Mississippi knowing nothing about football, and returned home four years later as a rabid football fan.

While in school, I managed to score a job working as a receiptionist at a prestigious law firm in downtown Oxford. As time went on, I began understanding more of the minutae details and rules of the legal field, and I became fascinated by it all.

And so began my love affair with the law.


When I returned home to Raleigh after graduating, I attended a post-grad program at a nearby private college to get my paralegal certification.

A few months into the program, I decided to try my hand at interviewing with local firms, just to get an idea of what skills I needed to focus on building before beginning my career.

I was offered the first job I interviewed for.

One thing led to another, and four years and three jobs later, I have my dream job working for a civil litigation firm in the heart of Raleigh. I love what I do, and I can honestly say that I'm completely happy with my career choices. There really isn't anywhere else I'd rather be.

Being a typical Virgo, I spend the majority of my time with thoughts racing through my head. With so much activity going on in my mind, it becomes hard to focus on the outside world. I recently admitted these things to a good friend, and she suggested I find a way to focus my pent-up energy into something more productive, such as writing.


I considered her advice for a few days, and decided to take a shot at starting a blog. After all, I had nothing to lose. Honestly, I didn't expect the blog to last very long.

I started my blog on September 18th, 2013. To date, I've been blogging (relatively consistently) for more than a year now, and I don't see an end in sight. I go through periods where there isn't much to say, but there are also times where I need to do what I do best and process information through writing. Being able to express my thoughts, views and feelings publicly has been an ultimately good thing.. I think twice about how someone who isn't in my shoes would see my situation, and I get a lot of feedback from those who follow the blog.

This experience has, without a doubt, been the most constructive and cathartic thing I've ever done for myself.

I've rediscovered my love for writing, and I've also created a space to catalog the journey through my 20's. I can't wait to look back years from now and be able to relive my experiences firsthand.
 
That being said, I'm just now starting to realize how young I am and how many answers I'm still looking for. I've devoted so much time and effort to my career in the past few years, I'm just now arriving at a place in my life where I want to settle down.

Easier said than done.

Dating is a hassle, work can get stressful, bills are often overwhelming, and I hate not knowing how things are going to unfold.

But that's just how life works, unfortunately.

Sometimes, you just have to grit your teeth and keep going.

I'm making an effort to live life to its fullest, surround myself with good people, and explore the world with a fresh outlook.

While others my age are settling down with their marriages, mortgages and children, I'm embarking on my life journey at a leisurely pace.

I'm in no hurry, and I'm quite enjoying the scenic route.

2 comments:

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