hello!

A few weeks ago I read a post by Amy, a friend I met through blogging (and had the pleasure of meeting earlier this year in London!) when she turned twenty. Her reintroduction started with a sentiment - 'if you knew me a year ago, you don't know me now' - and it couldn't be more true. I truly believe that people change every day, every month, every year, even if we don't see it ourselves. Thinking back on how much I've grown from the time I started this blog THREE YEARS AGO, or hell, even last year, I think a reintroduction wouldn't be a bad thing. On top of that, I've seen some increases in readership, so a proper hello may be in order! So, let's have at it...

Hi! I'm Emily! I'm 23 years old (tomorrow!), I work in social media with a digital marketing agency, and I live in Columbia, South Carolina, a place whose weather I complain about eight months out of the year. I love a good cup of tea in the morning as much as a cheesy boy band song. My tastes are much more high end than my budget, but Target gets the best of me every time I stop in.

I graduated from the University of South Carolina and I studied abroad in London while in college, a place you have read or will read about a lot on this blog. If I could relocate to London this second I would, but for the moment I'm happy with my visits. I am a James Taylor record on an early Saturday morning. I'm a sweater and boots type of girl even though I'm a July baby. Made from scratch margaritas are my weaknesses, as are handwritten notes. I'm 100% an introvert and would much rather go out for happy hour drinks with three people than a night out with eight. I am messy hair and a pedicure. My sister thinks I'm way too excitable and invested in aesthetics. I've been known to get giddy over a pair of antique salt and pepper shakers.

As pointed out by my friend Lanie, I (unknowingly) like to repeat words in threes á la Stefon. I love birthdays, both mine and others', though I never do much for my own. I want to be at the intersection of old south and new adventures.

Now that you know me a little better, tell me something (or two, or three!) about yourself!