Welcome to The Girl In Glasses!

I am so happy that you have stumbled across my blog, and I hope that you will stay awhile.  So, who is this girl in glasses?

My name is Andrea, and I am a 29 year old single woman living in the great state of Washington.  I live alone with my cat and am trying very hard to not become the crazy cat lady.  I feel like a pretty normal late twenty something who is still trying to figure out parts of who I am and how I can contribute to the world around me, and I hope that this blog will be a reflection of the challenges we all face in trying to answer those questions for ourselves.  I will address topics such as career, health, friendship, faith, politics, and our current dating culture; writing about my current thoughts on the different areas as I tackle them in my own life.

Some of the things I have already figured out about myself are as follows.  I love good food and cooking with family and friends.  I think coffee is a gift from the gods and my morning cup always makes me happy.  Reading is one of my favorite things to do, I love to get lost in a good story.  I watch too many movies and too much TV, but again, I just get lost in those stories…  I’m a (hopefully not too crazy) liberal, and I think The West Wing is the greatest show ever created.  Green is my favorite color, and I love that it constantly surrounds me where I live.  The rest is up for grabs, and I hope reflecting through this blog will help with my discovery.


So why did I name my blog The Girl In Glasses?

The uniting theme of this blog is my attempt to live more authentically, and my reflections along the way.  I think a part of what makes me who I am is the fact that I proudly wear glasses.  It is an authentic part of me.  I first needed glasses mid way through college, and I have worn them ever since.  A few years ago when I was looking for new ones, a few of my friends thought I should get contacts.  “You have such beautiful eyes” they said, and while I was flattered, I was unmoved.  In the few years I had worn them, my glasses had become part of my face and I felt incomplete without them.

When I was younger, I had secretly wanted glasses thinking they would make me look more intelligent.  Now I had them, and there was no going back.  I aspire to someday have several pairs in all different styles and be able to wear them as a fashion accessory.  I am proud to be the girl in glasses.


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