Recognizable Me: This is me. It is a picture of only half of my face, but I’m sure that everyone seeing this will get the gist. I have many nicknames. Some of which are normal and the others seem to be a little embarrassing. My family calls me Rae. My friends call me Gaychel or Gaych for short. I’m not sure how that name started or why… I prefer to just be called Rachel.
If there is one thing that anyone should know about me is that I will deny being called “basic.” That is why I have titled this blog the way that I have. I must admit that I do and have done many “basic” activities. Others probably think that I am “basic.” I will deny, deny, deny.
Some things that people should know about me… I was a cheerleader for a long time so I can be annoyingly peppy about things I should not feel peppy about. I joined a sorority as soon as I could (this is another reason why people think I am basic). I love puppies, babies, and long walks on the beach. More “basic” things.
On a real note… As people get to know me I think it is safe to say that people perceive me as a kindhearted girl with a genuine attitude. I am loyal, hardworking, and ambitious. I work hard to be the best person I can be, and have the best time doing so.
Where I’m at: Currently, I’m on the island of Maui, Hawaii. I am sitting on the lanai (patio) and writing this blog post. I have been here for the past few weeks. This is one of my favorite places in the world so far. I am fortunate enough to come out here almost every year with my family. I brought my boyfriend this time. Dun dun dun.
I have had quite the busy summer with traveling to various places throughout Colorado and the US. To start off my summer, I took a road trip to Grand Haven, Michigan. It was a dreadful 16-hour drive. It was so worth the wait because I ate 8 corn dogs when I got there. We did make a little stop along the way to Michigan… In Chicago! I went to a bar to watch one of the NHL playoff games, which so happened to be the Chicago Blackhawks.
After my adventure to Chicago and Michigan, I again was on the road to Telluride, Colorado. This is where I worked a bluegrass festival for Planet Bluegrass. I got the pleasure of working at the bar backstage. I am not 21 so this was awesome. I also got to serve beer to Ed Helms. I hope everyone knows who that is…
I am 20 years old and I am going into my junior year at CU. It was the only school that I applied to, so I feel fortunate that I got into Leeds, let alone got in. I only applied to CU because it’s the best school in the state, duh. I chose marketing as my emphasis. I disliked accounting and finance with a passion, and my management professor ruined that subject for me as well… I think marketing will be my forte.
I am currently working at a place called Aspen Tan. Yes, it is a tanning salon. No, it is not in Aspen. No, I do not tan religiously like most people think I would. It is an interesting job… I have had to see too many old naked women not know how to work a tanning bed. It has been a good learning experience, mostly because I have to market a business that I don’t necessarily believe in. I have to educate people on what it takes to tan “safely.” Whatever that means. It is not a job that I wish to continue with after college. It’s just a good way to get cash as of right now.
What I want: There are many things that I want in life, but knowing how to write is something that is a necessity for me. In all honesty, being able to write in a way that is professional, entertaining, and easy to read is very important to me. Writing is something that I will do for the rest of my life. That being emails, blogs, letters, or any form of writing. I have heard many good things about this class and Allison in general. After seeing some of the assignment prompts, I can see why people are excited about this class. What I want to learn from in this course is more about who I am. I want to learn more about myself and my potential as a writer. That is what I hope to get out of this class.
Where to find me: I’m on a lot of social media, but the best place to look at me is on my Instagram. You will find me doing adventure-type things in Hawaii, or you can look at my best friends, or look at puppies or whatever. Another place to find me is my Facebook. I happily accept friend requests from people who I know, or have mutual friends with…
During my free time I love spending time with my friends and family. Swimming with turtles has been my pastime recently, but when I get back to Boulder I plan on looking for a puppy for my parents. If anyone has suggestions/recommendations please let me know.