The basics about me: I’m Whitney, 21, Baylor University student, Professional Writing Major, Fort Worth native…
This is my first blog. I like the idea of having a blog. Thank you Dr.Alexander. Dr. Alexander is one of my professional writing professors. She is requiring that we keep a blog for class. So I will be telling whoever reads me (probably just Dr. A and my classmates) about what I learn in my multimodal composition class. I hope to use this blog for more than that though; I’d like to express how I feel throughout my last year of college, what I think about other classes, and what’s going on in my day to day life.
All of you are probably wondering why I named this blog Load Up Molly. Answer= mainly because every other name I thought of was taken, but I also wanted it to encompass me. When trying to think of a user name for my blog, I thought of everything I am. I am a young woman who still feels more like a girl, a student, a sister, daughter, girlfriend, friend, writer, reader. I love to run, sail, camp, travel, do anything outdoors. I’m in BIC, a really nerdy honors program. I’m a Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Chi sweetheart, a homecoming float chair. I am a lot of things. I could not narrow myself down with a crafty name that somehow expresses all these things I am. So I decided to name this blog, or at least my user name, something I say everyday: “Load up Molly.”
Molly is my border collie. She is a smart, sweet, full-of-personality dog. She goes with me wherever I can take her and when we go, I say, “load up Molly” and she jumps in the backseat of my car. I say this pretty much everyday. Load up Molly, we’re going places. I like that. I’m a sap and I love Molly, but mainly I like that I’m going places, not just down the street to HEB or a friend’s house, but places in that great sea of options, opportunity, and the unknown: the world after college. This year will be a bitter-sweet adventure for me. I am nervous and excited. Molly doesn’t have a clue, but when it’s time to move on, she knows what “load up” means. Sometimes when I am trying to get myself motivated, to do something, or go somewhere, I think of how quickly Molly jumps to go. I want to jump at my future in excitement that way, to trust the Lord with my destination the way Molly trusts me.