I am twenty-three years old, and a recent graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Agnes Scott has a fantastic Year 5 program, which allows students who graduate in four years the chance to take a fifth year of classes, tuition free. So, for the 2012-2013 school year, I have been continuing studies in my two majors (English Literature and Classical Civilization) and beginning my study of German.
I’m the kind of person who graduates from college and stays to learn more. That might be all you need to know about me.
As you can see in the above picture, I am supporting myself by working as a nanny in the afternoons. (Hi, Eva!) I love kids, always have, and intend to be a children’s librarian. In Fall 2014, when I return from Austria, I will begin a MA/MS in Children’s Literature and Library Science at Simmons College in Boston.
As you might guess from my majors in college, I really like words. You don’t study English and Latin unless you see an inherent value in writing and language. I think that’s why I have enjoyed my (almost) two semesters of German so much. I imagine a scheme in my head with Latin on the left, German on the right, and English somewhere in the middle. Learning how both German and Latin have shaped my mother-tongue (one of my favorite German words: Muttersprache) has influenced the way I read and write English.
My other major interests are theater and history. I also really love thrift store shopping and taking pictures of things. Hopefully, this blog will, to varying extents, reflect all of the above.