Monday, July 19, 2010

About Me

I was born and raised in the deep south of Destin, Florida. (Florida is actually south of the south, which I will call the deep south.) My parents decided after hurricane Ivan that Florida might not be the best place to own a home if you want to keep your roof more than a year. We made the trip up to Wisconsin in 2005. They couldn't take the long winters and moved to Colorado, but I'm still here, learning to layer and keeping the heat.

My mother would testify that I have been artist my entire life and I was born eating crayons and making masterpieces in finger paint. I'd be more apt to say I've been interested and actively experimenting in art for the past five years. I have been awarded a wonderful bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville in Fine Arts. I graduated Magna Cum Laude while starting and running a club for people interested in hands-on art.

I've worked in customer service on the front line of retail as well as a call representative. I've held a medley of off the books jobs as a record store clerk, wedding photograph editor, childcare provider and impromptu yes woman. Painting, drawing, talking, networking and typing are my most developed skills but I've dabbled in photo editing, ceramics, computer graphics, and writing.

I am unfailing passionate about positive representation and keeping a optimistic attitude especially in the work environment. I try my best to be understanding towards people's struggles which affect their performance, but at the end of the day everyone is struggling. I feel that all people are sharing the same reality and having different experience. There is no excuse for blatant, unprovoked rudeness.

Over the next four months, my boyfriend and I are working opposite shifts, five days a week to save towards moving to Minneapolis. This journal is being manually put imported from my vox, because they are closing and typepad is nonsense.

Being a G.R.I.T. (Girl Raised In the South) I could not possibly give up Sweet Tea. Not only is it addictive, but it's delicious.

I'm a rationalist. I'm an optimist. I'm your girl next door.

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