Hello there, curious readers! If you clicked on this post, you’re more than likely curious to learn more about me! If not, well you’re here now, so sit back, relax, and let’s get to know one another! My name is Emilee Hawkins, and I am one of the new student workers at UNG Press. I graduated with honors from Fannin County High School in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and I am currently a sophomore at the University of North Georgia. I am honored and excited to be given the opportunity to work with the Press, and put my skills to the test!
Writing and posting blogs has always been an interest of mine. Being the youngest of two sisters meant I was the guinea pig of new hairstyles and makeup trends, so I would often run away and hide, which gave me a lot of free time to read and practice my writing. The more I wrote, the more I fell in love with it. That is one of the reasons why I was so excited to be able to work at the Press—I would finally get to do what I honestly loved doing as a job. When I found out, I immediately called my mother to tell her the good news. I may have also done a little dance outside the building, but there is no proof to confirm that occurred…except for that elderly couple who just so happened to drive past me and witness the whole one-woman-shindig. Based on their cackling, I am fairly confident they enjoyed it, much to my embarrassment and horror.
On a personal level, there isn’t much that is too exciting about me—possibly a bit weird or strange, but we’ll use the term unique for the sake of my pride and self-esteem. Outside of the Press, you can usually find me reading or writing, stressing over tests, making terrible puns, singing, and watching some sort of horror movie or conspiracy theory. I have a (un)healthy relationship with Netflix (the lock-screen on my phone is Netflix if that tells you anything), and I frequently find myself staying up into the early hours of the night, lying to myself as I say I’ll only watch one more episode before I go to sleep. Thankfully, this only occurs during the summer, so I am able to focus on my schoolwork in the fall and spring semesters. It is a vicious cycle, but it is the burden I bear.
In all seriousness, I am highly honored to be on the UNG Press team. They are all very welcoming and kind, and it is so humbling and amazing to have the opportunity to work with all of them. Now that you’ve learned a little about me, please check out the Press’s other social media! You can find us on Facebook (@UnivPressNG), Twitter (@UnivPressNG), and Instagram (@ung_press)! Give them some love and support; they all deserve it! Until next time, curious readers! Have a wonderful fall!