Getting to Know Me, Part 1: General

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September brought the second anniversary of Young Sophisticate and this October, I'd like to give it a little refresh. It's so important to me that all of the content I put out relates back to the blog's name and mission. I also thought it would be a good idea to give a little more background on myself to you guys, especially newer readers. Therefore, every Friday this month I'll be answering a few 'getting to know you' questions. 

I'm starting today with the basics: the general things that might give you a better idea of who I am and what the blog stands for.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I majored in Business at Flagler College with minors in Art History and Economics. 

What is your greatest skill?
Making personalized recommendations. I have a real knack for knowing what people will like. 

What ten women would you love to invite to dinner?
Angela Ahrendts, Emily Weiss, Karlie Kloss, Michelle Obama, Audrey Gelman, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Tracee Ellis Ross, Amal Clooney, J.K. Rowling, and Amanda Chantal Bacon.

What ten men would you love to invite to dinner?
Raf Simons, Tituss Burgess, Noam Chomsky, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Drexler, Imran Amed, Kevin Kwan, George Clooney, and Barack Obama. 

If you were to live abroad, what city would you like to live in?
Paris or Montreal. 

What YouTubers do you love to watch consistently? 
Amy Serrano, Romee Strijd, Johanna Olsson, Lavendaire. 

What is an anecdote from your life that describes you well?
One time, I went to the ballet in D.C. and happened to be in the audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden which sounds very elegant. However, it was the dead of summer and the air conditioning was broken on the train I took to get there so I completely sweat through my dress and had to take the whole thing off in the bathroom to dry it under a hand dryer. 

What is your most embarrassing moment?
I'm truly not embarrassed very often (see above), but there is one moment from my childhood that comes to mind every time I'm asked this question. I went to a day camp one summer and we went to the pool once a week. Throughout the day, the lifeguards would go on break so no one could swim in the pool for ten minutes or so. When the lifeguards returned, all of the kids would line up at the edge of the pool and jump in at the same time when they blew the whistle. One time, we were all standing there (like over 50 kids) and, for some reason, I thought I heard the whistle so I jumped in and when I came up from underwater, everyone was still standing on the side staring at me. It still haunts me to this day!

If you could have everyone you know donate to one cause, which cause would it be?
Médicins Sans Frontières.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Obedience. 

What are three items on your bucket list?
Travel to Japan; Go to Burning Man; Visit an elephant sanctuary.

I'd love to get to know you better, too! Feel free to answer any or all of these questions about yourself in the comments below or send me an email at youngsophist@gmail.com.