Friday, June 26, 2009

First Blog!

I never thought I would ever become a blogger, but after spending so much time reading some of the marvelous blogs out there, I decided to finally take the plunge and start my own!

So a little about myself:

I was born in Ottawa, Canada, but grew up in Florida. I decided to go back to my motherland for university, only to have my parents follow me up the summer after my freshman year. I now very dearly miss everything about Florida- my friends, the sunshine, the preppy lifestyle. I am currently a student at Queen's University in Kingston and am studying Commerce and Art History (the latter much to my parents' dismay). I love being active in my community. I volunteer in a local elementary school and host both tours and workshops for kids in my campus art gallery. I am passionate about social responsibility and would love to work for an NGO one day. I just finished my exchange in Warsaw, Poland (which was spectacular!). I chose Poland because my family hails from this beautiful country, not too mention it was my one and only chance to put my Polish language skills to good use. While in Europe I travelled to Prague, Stockholm, and Greece (If I only had one more day to live, I would spend my entire last day in Santorini). I'm a little sad to be back in Canada. It was nice being able to swing by a fabulous European city on a whim and not have to worry about an 9-hr transatlantic flight.

This summer I am working at the Department of National Defense in Ottawa, in the Accounts Processing department. It's not exactly the most interesting job ever, but the people are absolutely wonderful. We share jokes, have potluck lunches, and celebrate every achievement. Not to mention I get a chance to brush up on my French. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work in such a happy environment.

This fall I return to Queen's as a senior, which is unbelievable. Sometimes I still can't believe I've finished high school, let alone entered my last year of university. This upcoming year I will be focusing on finishing up my degree, finding a job for after graduation, and generally having a pleasant, perfect, and preppy time!


  1. Welcome to Blogville!! I grew up in Ft Laudy and moved north too! Come Feb, I really really miss that warm Florida sunshine.

  2. Welcome to Blogland! There's an entire preppy world out there!! I'm still in FLA so I'll soak up some sunshine for you :)

  3. What an exciting life!! Welcome to Preppy Blogging ;-)

  4. Thank you all for the warm welcome to the preppy blogging world. You are all so very kind! I look forward to your future comments and exploring all of your blogs, as well.