Hi! I’m Ali, a 20-something with a love for writing, traveling and trying new things. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2016 with a degree in linguistics and Spanish. When I started college, I thought I would graduate, move abroad, perfect my Spanish, go to grad school and become a translator/interpreter. Along the way, my plans changed.
Writing has been with me all my life in many different forms. I started by writing fiction. In high school it transformed into writing about fiction. I had started my first blog. The topic? Books. I wrote book reviews and book suggestions. The phase didn’t last very long, though. With course work piling up and college applications looming over my head, I struggled to find time to read (thank goodness I’ve been able to read more again as a recent college grad- I missed it!).
Then, the summer after my senior year of high school, I started Ali in Bloom (then simply named In Bloom). It started as a way for me to document my ever-changing life and has transformed into a way for me to help and connect with college students and recent grads.
Now, as a recent college grad, I’m pursuing a different career than I ever imagined I would all thanks to a few internships and what I’ve come to love about connecting with you all here. I’m pursuing a career in social media/marketing. It’s funny how some things come into our lives and change them so much…
I want to say thank you for checking out Ali in Bloom. It warms my heart to check your comments in the morning and connect with you all on social media. Make sure to stick around a while and don’t be a stranger!
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