As you’ve probably realized by now, my name is Holly, not Hollie. I clarify this because apparently every parent nowadays feels the need to give their child a unique name/spelling of a traditional name. I’m sorry that my parents weren’t that clever.
Some other things you should know about me:
- I was not born on, near, or around Christmas. (There is nothing more embarrassing to an elementary schooler than having the entire class turn around and stare at you during music class while singing Christmas carols, since my name makes an appearance in about half of them.) I am actually an April baby. I’ve tried asking my parents why they named me Holly, and unfortunately they had no reason except “because we liked it.” So disappointing.
- I’m a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, studying professional writing and psychology. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only career I can possibly have which includes both of those subjects is a writer for the magazine Psychology Today, which suites me just fine.
- I have recently developed a love for knitting, crafting, and cooking. My parents always called me an “old soul” when I was younger because apparently I would refuse to play games or socialize with others if I had the option of reading a book in my room instead (remind you, I was like 5 years old.) So, naturally, they were just tickled to see me grow up into a HGTV-watching, afghan-knitting, crossword-puzzle-doing freak of a woman, at the ripe old age of 21.
I think this is enough information for now, seeing as I don’t want to bore you to death. If, for some reason, you have a really intense urge to find out, say, what my favorite food is or where I happen to stand on the reelection of Obama, feel free to leave a comment. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy my blog.
Holly, not Hollie