I watch cartoons and action movies, but have a soft spot for fairy tales. I believe in self-motivation and in self-fulfilling prophecies. I have piercings and tattoos. I blog, journal, write fiction and poetry. I like to paint. I never buy less than two books at a time and do the same with albums. After growing up in a small town in Maine, I moved to Germany for a year when I graduated high school. Upon my return, I found myself in Washington, DC for college and spent a semester abroad in the Middle East. I graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Relations (concentrations: Middle East, peace and conflict resolution). I have remained in the DC metro area and work in a non-profit office downtown. I am determined to one day break into communications. I have aspirations to work in communications, graphic design, and content creation and synthesis. I have a passion for abstract art, spicy food, bright clothing, and am still not convinced I’ll ever really grow up.