Declaration of Intent

Bluestocking – a woman having intellectual or literary interests (from Merriam-Webster)

If you are reading this, I can only hope you share my interests in writing, reading, and exploring the intersection of mass media and society. On this blog I intend to document my musings on these and other related topics.

Who am I to presume authority on these subjects? Well, you could read my profile but that does not give you the whole picture. Briefly, I have always loved learning. In seventh grade, I was called the human dictionary. Senior year, I was named salutatorian and most intelligent female in the yearbook, in addition to serving on our school’s quiz bowl team. I came into college with over 30 credit hours thanks to my AP test scores. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in English (with honors) and went on to get a masters degree in Mass Communication.

After a brief stint as an academic researcher, I am at a point in my life where I can take some personal time and be utterly selfish. That does not mean I sit on my couch and watch the boob tube while scarfing down all varieties of carbohydrates. No indeed. Instead I am trying to realize my dreams of becoming a writer, as cliché as that sounds. I am in the process of honing my craft, creating content, and looking at the world through the lens of my accumulated experiences.

Won’t you join me in trying to make sense of the chaos?

I can promise what I hope to be engaging, intelligent explorations of the writing process and all the interests and influences that go along with it.

I can’t promise timely posts (though I will try), perfect prose (though I will try), or the disclosure of my real identity.

After all, everyone needs a little mystery in his or her life.
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