same old Pri

Thursday, August 9

   Reporting to you live from Vol country, East Tennessee, Knoxville!
   So I realize I'm still relatively new at blogging (I've had my blog for a total of 4 months, yay!). I also realize I have not done a great job of introducing myself on here, since I kinda jumped in at the beginning, excited to get started. Contrary to popular belief, I DO have a mini-bio on my blog (located on my menu that pops out on the right-hand of the screen...oh the joys of Blogger and limited HTML knowledge). But, I don't think many have actually read that.
   All of this to say (forgive me for being absurdly wordy) here's an introduction to ME. I am doing this because a) I love reading about other people, especially when I'm on their blog. b) If you're reading this, you probably already have somewhat of an interest in me. c) I haven't posted much basic information about myself, and I think this is pretty important in connecting with people.
   Now presenting, Priya. In a conveniently listed 7 point form. You're welcome.
1. This is me. Full name: Priya Ann Pappu. My name means "darling" in Sanskrit. Half-Indian (daddy) and half-Finnish (mother). I do not consider myself to be a photogenic person, or one who takes herself too seriously. This is why I make faces in as many pictures as I can. I am newly 21 years old, birthday, June 5th, a Gemini (if you're into that).
2. This is where I am from, the Bay Area, Northern California. Specifically, Santa Clara. I lived here my whole life (in the same house, but fun fact: the hospital I was born in is no longer standing) until I went away to college at 18. California will forever be "home" to me, I love it, and all parts of it: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo...never ceases to please me when I am home and realize: this place is awesome. 
3. This is my family (side note: my mom asked me not to use this picture because it would "ruin" our family Christmas picture. So if you're reading this mom, I'm sorry! This was the only relevant family picture I had!). Because we have a big family where every member is fully involved in their own life, we are rarely all together. But man, I love those times that we are. These are some of my most favorite people in the world! I love being able to call them and laugh and hear about their lives, as well as get relevant advice on nearly everything important: student life, nursing, poker/flying/golf/Marines, fashion/HR, music, football/soccer (in a nutshell, going from oldest to youngest). I did not always (usually not) enjoy being in a big family when I was younger, but now i LOVE it, and look forward to having one of my own one day. But 7? No mom, you are crazy.
4. This is where I've been (primarily) for the past 3 years, Nashville, where I attend Lipscomb University. Yes, I love Nashville. I am a Business Marketing major, Journalism minor, but if I had to name a dream job (besides crayon namer and mattress tester) it would be a writer! Specifically a novelist, specifically a memoir novelist. Since I've been in college I have worked as a: camp counselor, caterer, hall assistant, Donut gal, marketing intern, and now hostess! Graduating (hopefully) in May 2013.
5. This is my boyfriend, Hunter. His is a good face for you to know, because as they say "From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks." He is my favorite. I won't bore you with the details, but I will say, he is one of the most hard-working, determined, and caring people I have ever met. He is also quite the opposite of me (which makes me lazy and indifferent?) BUT I am thankful for that, and it leads to many a heated discussion. I am most thankful that he is patient with me. Our two year will be August 24th. But let's face it Huntee, it's been all college long :) 
6. These are some of my closest friends. Note: I feel weird even doing this, because I would consider A LOT of people close friends. I love people. And making a new friend is winning to me. I don't want to leave anyone off this list, so it's open-ended. Anyway, these girls (both in Tennessee and California) are the BEST; teaching me, loving me, supporting me, and laughing with me. I wouldn't be me if it weren't for them. 
7. These are some of my favorite things: purple. cupcakes. journaling. reading. glitter. polka-dots. writing. date night. slipper socks. tea. floral. walks. the beach. bike riding.

   This is my quest, to be good to people, find joy in everything I do, and have a relationship with the one bigger than me. This is me! 

If you made it through this post, you have satisfied the requirement. Let's be best friends.

22 comments :

Katie Nice said...

love this. love you.

Shelby said...

I love getting to know you better! Your boyfriend sounds like such a sweet guy, and you seriously made me want to visit California! Great post :)

Steph said...

Love this! Wow, you're one of 7?! That's craaazy. Also, I love that your name means darling. Lastly, I've never seen you in person but I'd say you're definitely photogenic!

Elana said...

Done. Let's be friends now. I loved all of this and I think I'm going to still your idea and do the same thing. Maybe even today. I'd go through and list all of the parts I love, but then I would just be repeating the whole post. You're too cute and funny and a talented writer, which basically means we need to be real-life friends NOW. Also, if it makes you feel better, Nataly and I totally talked about how much we love you and wished you were in SoCal. So technically you were there in spirit. Fly out to visit me so we can hang out!

Alexa said...

this is such an amazing post <3 i love reading about bloggers! i just have to say that you are absolutely gorgeous <3 and you sound like you really love your life which is such a wonderful thing. I'm also so jealous that you're one of 7 kids. I always wanted/still want a big family but I only have one. I really like your blog and can't wait for more posts! I really enjoyed reading this one!

Alexa <3
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Karen said...

I loved reading that so much!!! :-)

Kai Darul said...

hahah. playful post. love it. <3
you look awesome too!


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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I enjoyed reading every word of this post! I feel like I know you so much better now. Your family is so large, but they all look so nice! And your friends seem like a blast as well. Thanks for sharing, I really love this idea of a post. I might have to steal this idea from you ;)

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Ali W. said...

Love this post. You have such a cute personality! I'm awarding you the Liebster award because I love your little blog! :) Hope you had the best weekend! Check my blog for the details! :)

Dilan Dilir said...

the pictures are amazing and you look super pretty :)

Priya said...

Thank you firstie! I love you!

Priya said...

Aww, thanks Shelby! Seriously, go to CA anytime of year. And tell me when, so I can help!

Priya said...

Thanks Steph! Yes, photographic evidence, there are 7 in my family! And thanks, I feel like I end up looking awkward in most photos, so I try to make it SUPER awkward with a face!

Priya said...

Ahh that makes me feel better about you guys having a blogger hang-out without me!! And yes, please do it! I'd love to read it! Thanks Elana!

Priya said...

Thank you so much Alexa! I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for reading!

Priya said...

Yay thanks karen! Working on your new postcard!

Priya said...

Thank you and thanks for coming by!

Priya said...

Thank you Marie! I would love to read your version of this post as well! Thanks for reading!

Priya said...

Oh my gosh! I am SO excited, thanks Ali!!

Priya said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! And thanks for coming by!

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

I just read this as I was puttering around on your blog and I love it. Had we known we grew up so close to each other, I think we would have been great friends, especially since you're so good at making them and it's a bit harder for me. Now that you've graduated, do you think you'll stay in Nashville?

Priya said...

Lauren, this is so sweet! you are truly so kind in all of your comments, I love reading them! I have no doubt we could be friends IRL (because we are already bloggy friends). Honestly I don't know the answer to that question. It's only been one year since I graduated, and I do have a job/friends I love, but we'll see! Almost all my family is still in CA and I sure do miss it over there. So we'll see. Thanks for leaving a comment on this old post :)