No matter how long it’s been between blog posts, Girl About Akron has always been an outlet of discovery for me. In the beginning it was a opportunity to brand myself as I was discovering more about who I was as an adult. In the beginning, I had a strong sense of my personal style and philosophy and the blog was a place to hone my ability to express that.
A year later I came back to the blog during a time that I felt very alone and isolated. This blog was with me when I had to navigate the City alone and needed it to keep me company.
After a record two years away, I am coming back to the blog but under very different circumstances. I need to rediscover myself within the City. The City just feels like it is swirling around me and I no longer feel I am apart of it. I don’t feel like I am apart of anything really, barely even myself. I need to find out if I can rediscover myself in the context of the City or if maybe it’s time to move on.
Existential crisis aside, I would be remiss if I did not preserve the true essence of this blog’s history. No better way to do it than leave the original bio untouched:
I get around, so you don’t have to.
I started writing articles for the opinion section of the Buchtelite, the student newspaper at the University of Akron. Girl About Campus was a weekly article published specifically for UA undergrads.
Now, Girl About Akron is for a larger audience, but still with that twenty-something feel. I have a humorous take on living in Akron.
Now, I’m graduated & employed. I’d like to tell you all about my first dog, my first time living alone, my first job. All my firsts, and I couldn’t have picked a better city to have them in. Oh yeah, Akron & I? You could say we’re getting pretty serious.