Q: Can you introduce yourself a little?
A: Sure! My name is Kelli Dauphinais, but my friends and family call me Kelli Bean or just Bean. I’m twenty-six, married, and live with my husband and our puppy, Kai, in the Central Florida area.
Q: Have you always lived in Florida?
A: Basically. While I wasn’t born in the Sunshine State, I’ve lived here since I was about three (3) months old. After I graduated from university, I moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area but moved back to Florida after about six (6) months.
Q: Where did you go to university and what degree do you hold?
A: In 2016 I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: Currently, I’m a full-time graduate student at the University of Central Florida where I am also working as a graduate teaching assistant.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Fun? What fun? Grad students don’t have time for fun. I’m just joking, but in all seriousness between my classes, my TA position, and other school related activities I don’t have much downtime.
Q: Why did you start blogging?
A: It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never dared to due to fear of judgment and ridicule. I couldn’t tell you exactly what changed, but slowly I started to not give a fuck about others’ opinions of me or my works, and so I decided to do what I always wanted, and now here I am, with my very own blog.
Q: Are you glad you started your blog?
A: Yes…ish. I’m glad that I finally shrugged off the fear that stopped me from starting a blog and just went for it, but I also didn’t realize how much work it would be. When I compare my blog to others’ I feel that it’s lacking a little and that I might be in over my head, but that’s okay. Maybe my blog and the experience of creating it won’t look like others’ or even how I think it should, but at least I can say I tried something new and did something I always wanted to do.
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