I thought I’d give you some insight as to why I started a “new” blog with a new name… I’m using the term “new blog” loosely since I have imported all of my old blogs posts (& comments!!).
In middle/high school, we had a unit in our English Class where we learned about vignettes, read them, and wrote some. According to Wikipedia, a vignette is just a short scene, something focused on one moment. I thought of how blog posts could be little vignettes, little scenes of my day. I also realized that by my old blog being called “Small Town 20 Something” I would eventually have to rename/rebrand my blog anyway if I ever left my small town, or in 6 years (if I was still blogging there) since I’d then be a 30 something. This name is much more flexible in terms of where I live and my age, since neither is in the title.
And since I realized my old blog’s about me page was awful, and I am still working on updating this one, I thought I’d give any new visitors an idea of who is blogging!
My name is Monique. I’m 24. I graduated in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Marketing Management and a certificate in Web Development. I went to school in Vermont, and have grown up/currently live in Maine. My parents were gracious enough to let me move back in with them, so I live with my mother, father, dog named Abby, and my awesome crazy cat (who thinks he’s a dog) named Charlie. I currently work two part time jobs to pay my student loan debt off… I nanny in the morning for two awesome kids, and in the afternoons I work at a child care center… mostly with the school aged kids, but sometimes I float to other classrooms too. I probably will talk about taking care of kids, or link to kid type-stuff I like, but I don’t have kids of my own.. so that will be where that kind of stuff comes from.
I love books, but between working, blogging, and commuting to and from work I hardly have any time to read. From time to time I will probably blog about book reviews. If you want to know more about what I read, check out my profile on Goodreads, or my very neglected book blog on Tumblr.
Most days I don’t really think in detail about what I’m going to wear, and since sometimes I get baby drool on my shirts I’m not super picky. I have posted a little bit about What I Wore, though those posts are few and far between. Family and Friends are some of my most common topics. Charlie is also a pretty popular guy around here.
Want to know anything else? Just ask! Please be paitent with the look of my blog here. I’ll be fixing her up!