New Year, Now I’m a Blogger

Hello World!

My name is Emily. Dana (the lovely creator of My Bright Corner) and Lilly (the other new contributor to this page) have been my friends since middle school. Although we have been friends for a little over a decade, we are all very different people in many ways. But that is what I love about our friendship. Our differences is part of what has helped us to remain friends for as long as we have (our differences and the fact that these two know way to much about me and they have seen me through almost every major transitional period in my life).

As is the case with most things that get me out of my comfort zone even in the slightest, Dana is the one who brought me on board here. And as far as her having to convince me to do this, it didn’t take as much effort as other things have (like when she had to beat me in Guitar Hero to get me to go to a middle school dance… still not over it for the record). This is another chance to stay connected with two of my favorite people and a chance for the three of us to collaborate creatively. Who wouldn’t agree to that?

Anyway, I suppose I should talk about myself now so you can get to know me a little bit (first thing to know, if you were to look up the definition of shy in the dictionary, you would find a picture of me there so talking about myself is not my favorite).

I’m 22 years old and I am a Graduate Student at Winona State University where I am studying to get a Master’s degree in School Counseling (Yes we do learn how to ask “and how does that make you feel?”). I graduated from Winona State in December of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Child Advocacy. Also, I am a Graduate Assistant at a child care center where I spend the majority of my days surrounded by fifteen four-year olds who are equal parts adorable and hilarious and only slightly frustrating at times.

Unlike most people my age, I did not (and do not) spend my time going out with friends all the time or drinking or doing basically anything spontaneous. I am the most introverted introvert to introvert. I would rather go to a coffee shop than a bar (although I am a coffee addict who is allergic to alcohol so that may play part in that…). I am a bookworm. I am a movie buff. I am a music geek. I draw pictures occasionally (although they are nowhere near as amazing as Lilly’s). I take pictures everywhere I go. If I could spend my days by water, I would do so without hesitation. I grew up the daughter of a pastor/marriage and family therapist and the sister of a very protective older brother. I have spent an afternoon crocheting while watching black and white movies. I am basically a grandma in the body of a 22 year old, and in all honesty,

I am very okay with it.

Let’s let this adventure begin! As Dana said in her post, if you have any questions, feel free to ask me anything!

-Emily

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