Who Am I, Even?

Garden of the Gods, Illinois (USA)

Hi, my name is Nicole! Basic dating app details (source: Tinder Profile, 2017-18):

  • 30
  • Cautiously optimistic
  • Politically liberal
  • Generally worried
  • basically friendly!

I'm a new traveler on a budget (of essentially no dollars and even fewer Euros), who's just trying to navigate things.

  • Chronically bad sense of direction.

What in the World Am I Doing?

I'm smack in the middle of my first long solo adventure in Ireland, where I've been volunteering on organic farms (see more in blog!) and immersing myself in the culture (see more in blog!).

I have an undergraduate degree in English from Ohio University, and a Master's degree in Library and Info Science from The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

I have strong backgrounds in community-centered volunteer work and food service, which I'm currently trying to marry into one big sustainable-agriculture-in-the-food-industry career by way of EVEN MORE SCHOOL.

And I have two dogs, who are the apples of my eyes, whatever that means (see more in blog!)