FANCY MEETING YOU HERE

Photo by the lovely and incredibly talented Anna Zimmerman.
 
Hello, new readers!

Fancy seeing you here; I'm pleased to meet you! First, I want to thank you for deciding to follow along. Thank you, thank you. I appreciate your company, truly. I always enjoy meeting new people--whether they be in person or online--so feel free to leave a comment, send an email, or even drop a link to your own blog. I'll be sure to stop by ... especially if you have a blog about cats. 

All that said, I believe a formal introduction is in order. 

The basics
My name is Dawn, and I've been blogging since 2009. I'm twenty-six years old and work as an editorial assistant for the Indiana General Assembly. (This means I edit documents that later become state laws. So, no pressure.) I live in Indianapolis, in the historic Holy Rosary district. I often write about Zoë and Ty, who are, respectively, my best friend and my significant other. The three of us travel together, and are basically old people who kvetch about kids needing to "get off our lawns." Ty lives three hours away, in Evansville, so sometimes I blog about southern Indiana, too. (You can find our story here.) 

The past
I was born in southwest Iowa and grew up in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. My hometown--which falls between a "blip on the map" and "a speck on the horizon"--has a population less than 1,000. I went to community college for two years and later transferred to Purdue University, where I majored in English, minored in theatre, and worked at the student newspaper. After graduation, I worked at a couple newspapers and moved, nomadically, from Iowa to Indiana, Indiana to Iowa, Iowa to Indiana. 

The nitty-gritty
I'm known for my sarcasm, and sometimes I swear too much. Sometimes I talk too loudly. Sometimes I don't know how to wrestle my emotions to the ground and deal with them. I have feelings. A lot of feelings. All the feelings. Seriously. All the feelings. (Anybody else spend half an hour getting yelled at by Jillian Michaels and then eat an entire box of Girl Scout cookies because FEELINGS?) My friends think I'm quirky, and I've also been called a hipster, most likely because I wear red pants, bike to work, support local businesses, refuse to wear a bra on most days, and am dependent on Instagram. But ... I also love books, random acts of kindness, historical buildings, True Blood, and the documentation of anything and everything that makes a day worth journaling. 

So, again, it was a pleasure to meet you! Tell me something about yourself! Where did you grow up? What are your favorite books? How long have you been blogging?

2 comments:

  1. This portrait is really great, Dawn!

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  2. Beautimous photo! I majored in English and worked at the student newspaper too! I was the Features editor, but I didn't really have any desire to continue in journalism after college.
    I have lived on the east coast my entire life, with the exception of a brief stint overseas. You'll have to forgive me because I get all the states in the middle of the country, the middle-ly bits, if you will, confused. I'd very much like to visit someday, but I'm afraid I'll just get lost and end up in Kentucky or something. Also, a lot of people find driving on winding country roads relaxing, but I get panicky once we leave the city. I'm working on that. :)

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