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Hi! :)

Hello, everyone!

(I’m the person on the right in the red dress, though I promise you I definitely do not look like that all the time. I look like that about 5% of the time. Still, I figured no harm in putting your best foot forward!)

Anyways, to jump right in:

I am unspeakably excited to experience life. There are so many things to say, so many things I could say, and though I’m fundamentally indecisive I’ve settled on this one.

I can’t wait to learn, understand, and just be.

There is no perfect first word to say, no overarching statement to encapsulate my whole being. Words are 2-D, and people are three-dimensional, you know? I’m sure we’ll get to know each other well enough over the coming months. 🙂

To shortly summarize myself: I love to read. I consume words voraciously, ever-hungry and permanently in search of worlds and universes to travel to. I love to write. I love food. I have a deep, consuming love for flavor, and while there are some I avoid (blegh, tuna salad), delicious food makes me happy.

I enjoy makeup and fashion, though I’m probably going to be leaving all that at home (for ease of transportation. Plus, makeup is so much work.). I love pretty things. I don’t hoard things in quantity, but I do tend to find special items and hoard them like a dragon. I love animals (who doesn’t?), though cats are probably my default favorite. Still, I love dogs too! Both are good. 🙂

I have strong opinions about justice, and I believe in the importance of being kind.

I play guitar. I love to sing. I have a watercolor journal.

I wear silver rings. I have freckles. I plan to get a haircut before the program starts. Let’s see if putting it here will shoehorn me into actually getting it done!

…The rest of my backstory, you’ll have to unlock over the coming months, if you’re interested. ^_^;


I can’t wait to meet you all. I will try my best to experience things to the fullest, taking opportunities as they come, being flexible, being understanding, and being kind.

I will try to say as much as I can with few words, and not little with many words. I will try to be the best version of myself, for others, but for myself, too, so that I can be happy.

Best wishes, I can’t wait to meet you, and I hope your day looks bright,

Ellie K-L