Hello all! My name is Chelsea McCarty and I am the new EMW writer for this semester. I’m looking forward to keeping you all updated with English Department news and happenings. I wanted to post a brief bio about myself, so that you know a bit about the person behind the posts!
I’m not overwhelmingly tech-savvy, but, with my experience having used WordPress in Dr. Alsop’s courses, I shouldn’t completely be a fish out of water posting here. But, if anything wonky does happen with the layout, please don’t hold it against me because it’s probably an angry WordPress layout-destroying monster that’s out to ruin me.
I am a senior this year and if the last two courses I need from the Philosophy department to graduate with the minor are offered next semester, I won’t have to do a victory lap. Otherwise, the time left before I have to enter the real world is prolonged, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I suppose. Speaking of my future plans, they are very much still up in the air. I have considered law school or graduate school, but if I choose to do either of those I will take a year off beforehand to travel. I did, however, open a fortune cookie the other day that said, “You are soon going to change your present line of work.” Now that’s reassuring, because I presently have no line of work. The two smiley faces on either side of the fortune really added to the reassurance. So I’m mostly banking on that right now.
I absolutely love being an English literature major, and there is no place I would rather have spent/continue to spend my time at WKU than Cherry Hall. I’ll throw out some final thoughts about me and then I’ll get out of your hair. I’m from Owensboro, and while it has its perks, I’m glad to no longer be there and I will probably never make permanent residence there again. I work as a clerk at a law firm downtown; they recently bumped me up to summarizing depositions. It’s fun to do, except when it’s about construction work—believe it or not summarizing concrete isn’t exactly my forte. I have my father to thank for my teeth: he’s a dentist. My mother is an assistant superintendent for the Owensboro Public School system. I think a big part of going through life is having fun and being able to see the humor in things, so it’ll probably show in my posts.
I’m very excited about this semester and I hope to bring forth information that interests you. I welcome any criticisms, suggestions, or grammar corrections. I hope you all have a great day, on whatever day you’ve chosen to read this, and I look forward to hearing any thoughts you may have on my thoughts!