Hello lovelies and welcome to my blog! I’m fairly new to this whole blogging thing – so I figured why not start this off with a little introduction to who I am, what I’m interested in and what plans I have for the future of this website. Welcome aboard!
My name is Emily Ciavatta, I’m 19 years old and I’m currently a sophomore transfer student at Monmouth University in New Jersey. I grew up in north Jersey all my life and decided to come down the shore for school a few months ago – and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. At Monmouth, I’ve met amazing people, got involved (and am in the process of getting even more involved), really discovered what I want to do education and career wise (at least I think so) and began to really find myself. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve made tremendous progress ever since attending this amazing school. I have become a much happier person and I’ve also become super motivated to embark on creative projects that reflect who I am and what I want to pursue, hence creating this blog. My journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but I’ve made it this far and don’t plan on stopping. I thought that blogging would be a really cool way to document my journey and many other things, so I finally said what the hell and went for it! (Truly hoping my awkwardness doesn’t translate into this post and all my future ones as well, hehe)
I’m currently studying communication with a focus in public relations and journalism. I’m an extremely creative person, and after a pretty long time of being a little lost and disoriented about what route I wanted to take, I decided that this was a great fit for me. I still have my doubts just like any other college student, but I know with hard work and dedication, I’ll get exactly where I want to go (and hopefully even beyond that). Some of my passions and interests include writing, music, fashion (okay, I might not be the most high-fashion kid on the block, but I’m huge on personal style), the beach, the city (New York City, that is), coffee, YouTube, LGBTQ+ rights and a crap ton more. I hope to somehow compile all of these awesome things into my blog posts and overall share with you all a little piece of my life.
I am a total Spotify listening, Instagram taking, coffee drinking, journal writing, bargain shopping, creative thinking tiny human with big hopes and dreams (hence the Kaleidoscopic Dreams title). My end goal with my college degree is to somehow combine my education with something I’m truly passionate about. It could be something with writing, PR and marketing, the media or anything else creative that falls under the big umbrella of communications. Just like any other typical (almost) 20-something-year-old, I don’t have it all figured out, but I sure do hope that whatever path I take will land me a cool job and a sick apartment in Manhattan when I graduate from college (a girl can dream, right?). Seriously though, I’m pretty sure I think about New York City 98% of the day.
Alright, enough about my life. If you’re stopping by, you’re probably interested in the things that I’m going to be blogging about (or you’re just related to me or one of my close friends, still much appreciated!). I definitely have big plans for what I’d like to talk about, and would somehow like to touch on a little bit of everything that encompasses my mind. As someone who is constantly writing (creatively, professionally, etc.), I would love to share my pieces on my blog. Okay, I know the whole blog is technically my writing (duh), but I’m talking about my personal journey entries! Super juicy, I know. I’ve been posting some of my best writing pieces on my Tumblr for about a year now, and figured it’d be nice to transition that to over here as well!
Music, photography/videography, fashion, personal experiences, LGBTQ+ stuff, DIYS, food related stuff (stay tuned for an awesome segment all about coffee!) and hopefully much more are things you’ll also find me talking about quite often on here. I’m a huge music buff (and absolute Spotify addict), so I think it would be cool to share my music taste with you all. I currently write for my school newspaper and do a lot of music reviews and such there, so I totally intend to incorporate some of that into my blog. Moreover, as a massive lover of clothes, I definitely tend to talk about style a lot. Like I said earlier, I’m huge on personal style, but I’m also huge on being boundless and not sticking to just one type of look; my style is very broad, I’d like to think at least. I’ve also been dreaming of making YouTube videos since middle school, so maybe I’ll take some OOTD posts and turn them into videos, eh? Blogger becomes vlogger? We’ll see. One step at a time. However, I totally want to embark on that journey very soon as well!
Besides all that fun stuff that I’m interested in, I am still a human that has struggles, and I definitely hit some bumps in the road every once in a while. As someone who identifies with the LGBTQ+ spectrum, I have of course dealt with being accepted, coming out, etc. Talking about my experiences regarding all of that is something I would absolutely love to do because if sharing my story with anyone reading this can help someone out there, then I’m beyond willing to tell it! Outside of LGBTQ+ stuff, I am totally a girl who loves to vent every now and then, so maybe sometimes I’ll just come on here to talk about my day and some of my personal experiences (if anyone cares to know, that is!). I sure do love to talk.
Phew. Four double-spaced pages later, and I have completed talking about all that needs to be said. At least I think so. I hope I didn’t babble too much and that some of you are still reading this (if you are, I love you a lot!). I am so happy to finally be taking on this project, and that was totally SO MUCH FUN! Hehe, I think I’m going to like doing this. Once again, welcome aboard, my lovelies. It’s going to be a crazy ride!
Stay positive, ambitious and kind,