Hello, world [wide web]!
My name is Molly Maurer. I am a college sophomore on my way to earning a degree in English Composition and a certificate for Grant Writing. Instead of going to a big name school and spending big bucks, I decided to stay close to home and attend our local community college. I could preach to you on why I believe everyone should start out at a community college, but I’m trying to make a good first impression so I’ll save that soap box moment for later.
|My induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa, the|
"oldest, largest, and most prestigious honor
society for two year colleges."
When I was really young I would ask my mom to read me the same books night after night before I went to bed. My love for books has not diminished at all since then; in fact, I do believe that my adoration grows with each new book I read.
I am also a writer (if you hadn't figured that out from my college major). I've written a lot of stories, but my baby is my first and only full-length novel. I'm polishing it up and waiting for feedback from some beta readers, then I'll be seeking a(n) agent/publisher. While I'm waiting on my beta readers, I've taken on some mini side projects (including this blog, although I hope that it will eventually grow out of being a "mini" project).
|Writing in a Cornfield.|
Photo courtesy of Sabrina Bailey from The Red Room Photography
I was originally going to name my blog “A College Student’s View,” but then I realized that I won’t be a college student forever (at least I hope I won’t be). So instead, I opted for a title that would always reflect my status (for those of you who don’t know, bibliophiles are lovers of books).
I used to be the fat kid and I was very self-conscious and awkward. At the end of 2011, one of my friends and I decided that we wanted to start working out and getting fit. After learning about our decision, my mom went out and got us a workout DVD (Jillian Michaels' "30 Day Shred”). I just about died five minutes into the first workout, but I managed to complete it. My friend abandoned me after about three days, but I decided that I was already suffering so I might as well stick with it. Almost three years later and 20 lbs lighter, I’m still working out with Jillian 5-6 days a week.
I don’t claim to be a fitness guru, let me just say that now. I’ve never officially studied health and fitness other than reading a few online posts on the subject. However, I have adopted a healthy lifestyle over the past couple years and I would love to help others adopt one as well.
|My favorite pair of shoes, my go-to dumbbells, and my least|
favorite, albeit one of the most effective, Jillian Michaels' DVD.
I love to cook. I became my family’s chef at the age of 15. Although there are nights when I’d rather just get takeout, I love creating edible masterpieces. I love slow cooker recipes the most because I can pop something in early when I've still got the energy and not worry about it later on when all I want to do is veg out.
Unfortunately, my brother is the pickiest eater EVER and I can’t make anything too strange. Quinoa? I can barely get away with making it as a side dish.
I was born and raised in a Christian family. Those Christian values have shaped who I am today. I know not everybody shares my views. Because it is who I am, my posts will reflect this part of me. I will not promise to keep my beliefs to myself, but I do promise not to force them on anyone. I hope that even if you don't share my beliefs, you'll give me a chance and allow me to bring inspiration to your day!
This is who I am. A student. A bibliophile. A wannabe chef. A health-conscious young adult. A Christian. I am these things and I am so much more, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know me!