About Me

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up right near one of the most exciting cities in the world proved to be pretty awesome, and my apartment's living room had a beautiful view of New York Harbor. On a more sad note, hearing that two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center while I was in my sixth-grade classroom, which was not 30 minutes from Manhattan, is something I will never forget.

About a month before my 13th birthday, my parents and I moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, after years of deliberating and discussion. Needless to say, it was one of the biggest cultural (and emotional) shocks of my life. I felt pretty out of place with my city girl attitude and obvious Brooklyn accent. However, over the years I adjusted to Florida's beautiful weather and sandy beaches, and now I can't imagine going through adolescence anywhere else. I used to be ashamed of my accent, but now I flaunt what's left of it whenever I can because I've become proud of my roots.

Hobbies

I'm a person who can usually find a good time everywhere she looks. Some of my favorites pasttimes include reading, watching movies and discovering new music. I love to go out with my friends in Gainesville, especially to The Atlantic, my favorite nightspot. Recently I've started to enjoy going to music festivals. This summer I went with a few of my friends to the first annual Governors Ball on Governors Island in New York, and the bands there did not fail to impress!

Since childhood, I have loved reading books. Unfortunately, since I'm so busy with school and work, I don't get to read as much as I would like to. Some of my favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Ann Brashares, Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games) and Jane Austen.

Recently I have begun collecting recipes. I figure that one day, when I have a little more free time, I'll be able to cook a ton and maybe even have a dinner party one night.