Hello, and welcome to my blog!  I decided to start this blog for a number of reasons.  While in college, I'm hours from my immediate family.  My extended family live in different states, and pretty much all of my friends from home go to other schools.  I thought this blog would be a great way to keep my loved ones updated on what's going on in my life.  Also, I've always enjoyed writing, and I think I can use this as an outlet for the random thoughts and topics that run through my mind.  I'm studying public relations and journalism and have been told that it's a great idea to keep a blog to exercise my writing frequently.  I hope you enjoy my posts, and feel free to comment with any thoughts or suggestions! :)