Blogtember: Introduce Yourself

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A few weeks ago when I saw the post for the Blogtember I got so excited to participate. It is going to be a fun month around here so hopefully you head over to check it out and play along!

Thursday, Sept. 1: Introduce yourself however you like! Pics, vlog, collage, your choice

So here is a little about me. I am Erika, born and raised in New York, went to college in Boston (Go Northeastern!) and have called North Carolina home for seven years. I love living in NC and can’t imagine being anywhere else.

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I am a newlywed, having gotten married in May to this amazing man who is a born and bred southerner. So not what I expected. But with him life has been a full-on adventure that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

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I have the best girlfriends in the world. They are the most eclectic and different group of women with such varied backgrounds, interests and perspectives. I couldn’t imagine my life without a single one of them. But some of my closest friends are guys. Because I worked in sports for 10 years. Thank goodness my husband is the most secure, least jealous guy ever.

I spent the last 10 years climbing my way up in the business of college athletics communications. My dream job. Except when I got near the top it wasn’t at all what I expected and I was miserable. So I quit and now work in PR for a major insurance company. Not my dream job but happier than I was. My career is a bit of a work in progress.

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I am a huge sports fan. I love all things football especially the Carolina Panthers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons. I also love baseball and the Atlanta Braves.

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I can’t live without coffee, wine, sunshine, good books and bad tv. I love to cook but believe the best recipes are simple and easy. I have never been a great baker but I am trying. I could eat Mexican food every day and life is too short to skip dessert.

My favorite place in the world is on the beach. I don’t care what beach but give me salt and sand anywhere and I can be happy.

I read all the time. I always have a book, or mu ipad, in my bag. Like Rory Gilmore. I’ve read all the classics, and I love them, but I also love settling in with a David Baldacci thriller or Nicholas Sparks love story.

I have been wanting to blog for years but that crazy 70-hour a week career in college athletics kept it from happening. So when I stepped back and found a more normal career I jumped right in. I am new to it but I am loving the community so much.

Ok, so there are the basics. Anything else you all want to know?

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10 thoughts on “Blogtember: Introduce Yourself

  1. Sarah Elizabeth

    What a great post allowing us to get to know you! I feel you completely on the career being a work in progress.

    What made you a fan of Wake Forest? Your husband? A job? A family connection?

    Where in New York? I’m moving to the Buffalo area next summer.

    YES to coffee, wine, sunshine, good books, bad TV, and the beach!

    How did you and your husband meet?

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  2. YES to Atlanta Braves! I grew up loving them! Sadly I don’t get to see them play as much now that I live in Indiana, but gosh I do love them! I just recently got into the Carolina Panthers because my fiance is a hugeeee fan of them!

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  3. Ashley

    Woohoo for football officially being here! I’m so excited that college ball is back this weekend, and I can finally watch the Aggies play! One of the things that I really love about blogging is the community! It’s so much fun to get to know everybody, event though you’ve never really “met”. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you!

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  4. Look at us, just northern girls falling for southern boys. Who would have thought?! I am with you, I just love the beach, coffee, wine, and a good book. I love to cook and am ok at baking. I can never justify the sweet things in the house for just the two of us so I don’t have as much practice with it as cooking…which I do at least 4 or 5 nights per week. PR sounds like a fun job! It is nice getting to know bloggers better with posts like these.

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  5. picturealmostperfect

    I loved learning more about you!! So fun to get background info and you’ll figure out the job stuff eventually 🙂 good luck this month! Can’t wait to read more!!

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