Who I Am

Who I Am

A shiny new blog feels like it calls for an introductory “about me” type of post! I know some of you have been following me on the old blog for ages (you guys are the best!), but hopefully you’ll find something interesting in here anyway! And thus, I present a random list of things about me!


I wake up looking like this.

I grew up in Missouri, moved to Florida in my mid-20s to work for Disney, and then ended up back in MO a few years ago. I’m working my booty off to be able to afford to move back to Orlando ASAP!


I love Florida’s wackiness. There’s a news story about gators or crazy criminals or fist fights in the Publix deli almost every day, and it always delights me!

I’m a freelance writer, editor, and social media doer of stuff. (technical term.)


Few things make me happier than travel. I have what I call “anywhere but here” syndrome. I don’t even care where we’re going, let’s just go!

My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw.


I really love my cats. If you follow me on Twitter or IG, you will see a lot of them.

Speaking of which, I have two of both of those! My main Twitter is @Crystal11, but if you just want things like blog updates and adorable cat pics without all of my political rants and randomness, you can follow the blog Twitter at @SOTMBlog! (Note- I’ll be changing that to reflect the new blog soon!) Instagram accounts are @CrystalWard11 and @Straightontillmorningblog.

I think I love yoga because it’s the only physical thing I’ve ever been naturally good at.

I’m not really that into the sportsballing, other than Orlando City Soccer.


I believe in owning less of pretty much everything except clothes. (and cats)

Speaking of clothes, I love buying ugly thrift store dresses and transforming them into something cute!


I miss dance, even though I’m not naturally skilled at it, like, at allll. I really want to take a bunch of dance classes when I get back to Florida, but the awkwardness of being a beginner does make me nervous.

I have developed a sort of superhuman tolerance to caffeine. I will take ALL the coffee, please and thank you!


 When runway shows on style.com have a “details” photo gallery? It’s basically my favorite thing.

Staying current on what’s going on in the world is so important to me, as is voting!

Your comments make me super happy! Why not leave one telling me something fun about you?