For my first official blog is going to be about myself. I know that it is extremely basic, but I feel as though I want my readers to know about me, so they can relate to me. The whole idea behind my blog is so people can know about me and hopefully take away something from reading about my life. So here we go!
My name is Tyler Schrader and yes my parents chose a boy name for their girl. Was not my pick for a name, but hey I couldn’t talk when they decision was being made. So I have always had a little distaste for my name. The second most important thing you need to know is that I only eat six foods. Don’t worry there will for sure be a more in depth blog post on this, but for now you need to know that it is true, it is a disorder and yes I am healthy.
I grew up in a small town and from that small town I went to a big city college. That was the hardest transition, but now I could never go back. I love my hometown, don’t get me wrong, but I also enjoy the city so much and always having things to do rather than go to Wal-Mart for entertainment. There is just something so exciting about the city life and what it has to offer. You are always busy or have options on what you can do at any day during the week. You are not stuck with the two sit down restaurants, a hardware store and, again, Wal-Mart as your only option. You can go downtown to a baseball game, or a club where there is people your age and not the creepy old man who is a bar usual. I just have become so accustom to the city, that I am having a hard time adjusting to moving back home.
My time at college is coming to a close at the end of this year, which, for the most part, is extremely exciting. I have been in college for four and a half years, which I take as a big accomplishment because now a days it seems five is the minimum amount of years people will spend trying to get that paper. But on the other hand, this time is also the scariest because all I have ever known school and learning. Sitting in a desk, taking notes and reciting what I learned in a test or paper. Now I actually have to apply what I learned at a job and be making big girl decisions and taking on an adult life in a matter of months.
College was an extremely hard time in my life. I honestly can say “Yeah I enjoyed it, but I would never do it again.” Reason being: too much stuff happened in such a short amount of time that affected me in ways that are unimaginable. My Nana, who was my person in this world passed away, my parents got divorced, I battled internally with who I was in this world and struggled with that, I found out who my real friends were and then there is always the guy who was toying with my heart. So, yeah it was hard. “Best four years of your life”… yeah right. Maybe for some, but not for me. So I am actually extremely excited about where this new adult world leads me.
Now, more about the fun details about myself rather than the extremely boring things. I am an English major. I actually did not choose this major, it was chosen for me by my dead grandmother. Again, another story for another blog. So here I am trying to make it in this big bad world and show the world that you can major in English and not have to teach for a living. I also took up two minors in college. One was creative writing, which is kind of how I discovered I liked writing about myself (Not to sound shallow, but I know myself and so it is easy to write about myself.) I also minored in popular literature and film. I have no idea what I am going to use this for, my counselor told me that I had the majority of the credits completed so I might as well add it. So I did and here I am.
Another fun thing about me is that I am a marketing intern. I know what you are thinking… “How did the English major land a marketing internship?” Good question. I have no clue. The company that I work for had on the job description that English majors were welcome and I applied on a whim. Two days after I had my interview I got the job. So fate brought me to this, and surprisingly I LOVE IT. I never thought that I would love marketing, but I am learning so much and finding out that I am actually not too bad at it either. So we will see where this goes from here.
One of the most important fun things to know about me is that I have some of the best friends who have continued to stand by me when others wouldn’t. They are my rock and truly are the greatest blessings in my life. You will hear all about them in later blogs, but that is an extremely important aspect in my life. Along with amazing friends, I had the most amazing man walk into my life about eight months ago. I cannot talk enough about him and what all he has done for me. He is truly the man of my dreams and I love him with all of my heart. The last thing about the people around me, my family is crazy. I love them all, but holy moly I was put in one crazy family. They always support me in whatever I do, which is something I cherish. There will be more blogs about my family, friend and boyfriend, I just wanted you all to know they are the most important thing in my life.
So I guess other basic facts about me are that I love to read and write. I love the beach more than anything. I have three tattoos, all with meaning behind them. I took ASL classes (American Sign Language) and love the deaf culture because of it. I was in a sorority at school, Kappa Kappa Gamma, but I am now an alumna. I played sports all my life: soccer and softball. Then played flag football in college for my sorority. I love animals and aspire to own a French bulldog and a white fluffy cat. I am primarily seen in black clothing, whether it is yoga pants or my favorite black t-shirts because that is my favorite color to wear, but not my favorite color. That is purple. I also love sunflowers but hate receiving flowers because I am like my Nana in ways of thinking they die so what is the point? But don’t tell my boyfriend because he likes getting me flowers :p Lastly, I am an ice cream addict. Like it is bad. Mint chocolate chip is the best hands down. And I know all of the best places with the best ice cream.
Well, there you have. This is basically all you need to know about me. I am sure as I go on I will continue to tell you all more about my life and where I am headed on this life journey. Stay tuned.