Hey what’s up hello I’m Emma!
Writing an “About” page is like answering that first awkward question in a job interview: “So, tell me a little bit about yourself.”
Like, where does one even begin with formulating an answer to that…in a way that makes you sound like you totally for sure 100% have your life together? Do I start with what I studied (Journalism and Strategic Brand Communication); jump straight to the things I’m reallyyyyyy passionate about (writing, seeking adventure, saving the sea turtles, carbs), dawdle a little bit about my hobbies (hiking, photography, irritating my roommates a.k.a my parents), or accidentally end up sharing something really personal and borderline inappropriate in context (I cried like a baby while watching an episode of Queer Eye the other day)? Seriously. I’m literally starting to sweat just thinking about defining myself and this blog.
I think the main reason it freaks me out is that I’m interested in a lot of different things. Like the typical millennial that I am, my interests run a gamut (in case you hadn’t noticed) from outdoor adventure and nature conservation to practicing being a zen yoga goddess and having a fat chat about that amazing croissant I had for breakfast just this morning. All of these inspire me to create content for my blog!
At my core, though, I’m a 24-year-old Cape Town-dwelling copywriter with an insatiable thirst to experience the world and all its natural wonderfulness in pursuit of great stories to tell. These I share in a way that’s mostly childishly enthusiastic, probably dorky, sometimes a bit salty and always candid. Which is basically my whole kooky self tied up in a bow made of nice adjectives.
Anyway, if that sounds like a vibe, I’m so glad to have you along for the journey. Now let’s go on an adventure!
Side note: What about that weird nickname? Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa – my hood – and the Afrikaans word for “bucket” is “emmer”. Which is pronounced the same as “Emma”. Which is why my nickname is Bucket. Which is very sexy, yes, I know. *flicks hair*