Food and fashion are my life's two loves. I spend way too much time every day wondering what I'm going to wear and where I'm going to eat.
Originally from the Upstate, I am aching to get back there. Columbia has been good to me, but it doesn't feel like home, though I am a Gamecock fan, born and bred. Even in the worst of times, I will stand by them.
My favorite publication is Garden and Gun magazine, out of Charleston – it reminds me of my Southern roots.
Ideally, I want to start my career at a lifestyle magazine because I thoroughly enjoy writing about food, fashion, art, families, etc. I struggle with the political and business sides of journalism.
I knew I wanted to become a journalist after a well-known 85-year-old man in my hometown let me conduct his first-ever interview. He owned the town's oldest pharmacy, and his incredible story of success had the local paper desperate to interview him. I was a typesetter at the paper and was asked to interview him for a special publication put out once a year.
Maybe he allowed me to write the piece because I was young and innocent, but when he called me after publication to rave about the story, I started looking into colleges with journalism programs.
I'd be lying if I said I don't want to be wealthy some day, but like most soon-to-be college graduates, I just want a job soon.