About Me

Julie Anne McAdams

The Past

I grew up in Belleair, Florida with my big, fat, Greek family. It definitely wasn't a quiet childhood, either. I think I can count the number of times we sat down as a family for dinner on two hands. Someone was always at practice, working, traveling or playing at a friend's house. And frankly, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

My parents wanted my older sister, my little brother and me do everything and anything. So we did. We didn't have time for the boring stuff. We grew up outside, playing competitive soccer, going to tennis camp, swimming for Calouel Yacht Club and picking on the Michaelos kids. Oh, the good 'ole days...

The Present

I'm finishing a B.S. in Journalism at the University of Florida. It's hard to believe that it's been 4 years. I feel like an old lady. I can't stay out late anymore, and what's scarier is that I don't want to. I now prefer a good glass of chardonnay to anything that doth flow from a keg. Also, I never thought I'd be one to join the ranks, but it's true: I like country music.

My Tri Delta sisters and me

I try to keep busy, although Food Network is always there, threatening to steal my attention at any given minute. I love road trips, going out and having a good time with my Tri Delta sisters. We have a lot of fun, no matter what the situation. These ladies have given me countless memories over the past few years. Leaving them is the only thing that saddens me about my impending graduation.

The Future

Hopefully I'll be able to break out of the state of Florida in the near future. I would like to go somewhere where the humidity isn't as oppressive and the people are a little nicer. Still, I want to stay in the Southeast. It all depends on where my job opportunities take me. After the whole "working" thing gets old, I hope to go back to school and get a graduate degree in Strategic or Corporate Communications.

What I want most for my future, though, is for it to be unpredictable. I don't like the idea of mapping out the twists and turns of my life. The randomness is what keeps me interested. I'm not worried about where I'll end up. I plan on letting the details work themselves out. As long as I'm not bored, I'll be content.