Hello! I am a student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism studying convergence. I reign from the Quad Cities area (on the Illinois side) and have a background in print media with an education in digital storytelling. I believe in the truth, I believe in the inherent goodness of people and I still believe in the Oxford comma. Thanks for reading my little spot on the internet.
Some things are easier to learn than others. In 20 (almost 21!!!) years the people I love have taught me everything I understand about life and who I want to be as a person. The world really isn’t so scary when there are people around who have already experienced it. If you ask nicely they’ll … Continue reading Questions and Lessons
Under the water, screams and shouts are muffled. Other people no longer exist because all you can really hear is the bubbles from your own exhales and splashes as your body moves through the water. If you pay close enough attention you can hear your own heartbeat and sometimes it feels like you can even … Continue reading Oxygen is overrated
Lately my lovely mother has been demanding my famous and highly anticipated 15th annual Christmas list. However, this year as a financially unstable college student I have formally requested tuition reimbursement and a Wal-Mart gift card. I am also very clearly aging because without even breaking into a smile I also wrote down “Socks (but … Continue reading These are a few of my favorite things
Part of the reason I got into journalism is because I want to chase headlines for the rest of my life. Before I wanted the things I want now, I thought I was going to be a front-line photographer documenting the horrific tragedies of war. I imagined myself on Iwo Jima snapping flag raising … Continue reading A Paradox