So this is awkward. What do I say here? I guess the gist* of this should probably sound something like “Hello, my name is Megan. I am a writer, hiker, rock climber, snowboarder, bagpiper, mathematician, etc. [Insert explanation for how I got started doing said hobbies and what motivates me to keep at it.] I started this blog because I wanted to share my experiences and tips with some like-minded blog readers.”
That’s what it’s kind of sort of supposed to sound like, I think.. based on what I’ve read in the blogging community. However, I should break it to you now. I am by no means a ‘writer.’ The worst grades I received in college were in classes that required essays. The mathematician in me says “Hold on, Megan, that doesn’t necessarily imply a causal relationship.” But I’m telling you.. those essays were rough.
I do enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and snowboarding (strong supporter of the Oxford comma here). Music has been an escape of mine since age 5 when I started on piano. Since then, I’ve also picked up flute and bagpipes and I love all three. I also mentioned mathematician. Again, not quite there. My undergraduate degree was in Applied Mathematics and I am currently studying Operations Research for my Master’s. I have a favorite equation and I enjoy long conversations on simulation, optimization, and the horrific tales of statistics class. I might qualify for nerd, but I prefer enthusiastic student.
So I guess I have explained my hobbies, and now I’m supposed to give a purpose for this blog. I plan to post my hiking, travelling, and climbing stories to Whistle While You Walk. However, I don’t do this in hopes of helping people learn or to give tips on something that I have only just started. I guess I’m sharing for two reasons: (1) to give myself a place to journal these experiences and (2) to provide inspiration for any daydreamers looking for places to visit. I have two other blogs, ME aGAiN and MadE aGAiN, my personal blog and my recipe/food blog respectively.
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Disclaimer: I can’t whistle.
*I have gone so many years thinking this word is spelled j-i-s-t. Kudos to WordPress for underlining in red and props to Google for informing me of the correct spelling.