My name is Alex Laughlin. I am twenty years old at the University of Georgia — anthropology major and a women’s studies minor.
I spend a ton of time at the Red & Black doing journalist-ish things and I am a nonfiction editor for Mandala Journal. I want to be Ira Glass when I grow up. I’m willing to compromise, but only a bit.
I am obsessed with:
– Blank notebooks.
– Actually, books in any form.
– To-do lists
– Any lists
– Gritty old buildings
– Kate Spade
– Food — think Ratatouille
– Public radio. The times I have cried to public radio is almost embarrassing.
I do two main things on this blog:
– I take the ugliest parts of my life and polish them up, making them seem pretty and usable again. I’ve found that beauty is only perception and I can trick myself into thinking I’ve learned from hard times by fashioning the past into something romantic.
– I rant about things I wish I could change. Unfortunately, I seem to have been born without a filter to tell me what is and isn’t right to say.
I have always fancied myself a bit of a rebel. Maybe there’s just a small part of me that believes I can influence the world by wielding the only weapon I know how to use — words.
Let’s be friends.