Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Small World Project-Melissa

Hello everyone! Before we prepare for our second month of The Small World Project (we still have two spots left! email me if you are interested!), I would like to make sure that you know a little bit more about the lovely ladies who started the first cycle! Today's participant is the lovely, Melissa! Make sure to check our her blog after you finish reading her interview!

Current Location: Boone, NC (the cutest little mountain city in Western North Carolina!)

Tell us a little about yourself:(age, school, hobbie, whatever you feel like sharing) I'm a 21 year old student attending Appalachian State University studying Public Relations with a focus in nonprofit organizations and minoring in Sociology! I graduate this May (yay!) so I'm on my way to figuring out my next step. I have a ton of hobbies and am the type of person to fill up my day with activities. Sometimes I tend to over schedule myself, I just love to experience everything. My main hobbies include photography, thrifting, arts and crafts, diy projects and traveling. I love supporting local restaurants and local businesses.

Tell us about your blog: My blog is a little of everything in my life. I share my photography, adventures, little projects, things I'm obsessed with, stories and everything in between. I'm still trying to find my blog "niche," but so far it's just been a great outlet for my creativity and for making new friends.

What inspired you to join The Small World Project? Meeting new people! I absolutely love it. I feel as though everyone has a story to tell and I want to be able to meet strangers and exchange stories. I am such a huge fan of handwritten letters and I always try my hardest to send handwritten thank you notes. As much as I love the internet, blogging and email, nothing compares to receiving a letter in the mail.

What is your definition of cool? Cool is confidence. Not that cocky-over-the-top confidence, but the confidence and respect you have for yourself and those around it. It's to be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else. Cool is knowing what you want and knowing what's best for you, and fighting for it.
How do you fit this definition? What makes you cool? I like to think that I have a good head on my shoulders and I can't say that I know what's best for me all the time, but I definitely strive for it. I strive to stay true to myself and have respect for myself and everyone around me.

Who inspires you to be cool?  I have the greatest support system. I have the best friends and a stronger family. They inspire me daily to be true to myself and be everything that they know I can be!

If your life could have a theme song or a motto, what would it be? My favorite motto would be, "The only constant is change." Change is constantly happening in my life along with everyone else and its important to be able to accept those changes and and go with it. I like to think that I'm adaptable and that is an important key to living life. Accept change!

Anything else? Blogging has just opened up so many doors for me and I really have made a great network of friends! I can't wait to see what else blogging will bring to my life. I'm pretty new to it, but I absolutely love meeting new people and changing strangers into friends.

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PAPS said...

Nice interview.

melissa said...

Aw thanks for interviewing me and hosting the small world project!!

For those of you who are interested in participating..DO IT! I loved it so much and I'm actually due for a post about it soon, so look out for it Bree :)

So glad to have met you! said...

What a great post and a great interview! It's such a personal way to feature other bloggers!
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K said...

Loved your advice :)
Yay Melissa!