About

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If a blogger’s ‘About’ page is the first date, I’ll go ahead and put on a fresh coat of lipstick while you take a seat. Grab a coffee if you’d like – or better yet, wine. Pour one for me while you’re at it (for clarity: the wine, not the coffee). Here are the little facts you simply must know before date #2:

I’m a freelance writer and editor.

To many, the English degree is otherwise known as “The National Major of Baristas Who Write Awesome Short Stories at Night.” Though that sounds utterly lovely, I happen to put my English degree to use by making a living working with words. Creating them and editing them. Needing a writer or editor? Visit my Work With Me page. 

(Will work for money, wine, or plane tickets. Preferably all three.)

I’m a proud nomad.

If I perhaps suggest I am homeless, could we still continue this date? I practice the art of slow travel. It’s not as though I live on the street. Normally, I live in an Airbnb. I have two large suitcases, a backpack, and a guitar; I find these are the best living conditions for traveling the world. Instead of things, I buy experiences in new lands.

I pursue interesting.

You see, I’ve come to realize that I have one life. I’m afraid to mention this, new friend, but I’m fairly positive one is all you have too. We might as well write the pages of the chapters of our life novels with as many interesting places, people, and experiences as possible, right? I am crazy enough to believe I can have it all – a full and interesting life of adventure, success, and laughter.

I’m a blogger.

This blog stands as witness to my life, which could potentially include: ups and downs, the highlight real, and brutal moments of honesty as I wander through this wild thing called my twenties. Things you may also find on this blog: gluten-free living and traveling; books (I am an English major, after all); thoughts on womanhood and feminism; and my ideas on life, music, creativity, and spirituality.

I’m already in love.

Now it may get awkward, considering we are on a first date, but I feel the need to introduce you to my fellow artisan, my travel buddy, my love. Kyle Stuckey (AKA The Boyfriend) makes plenty of appearances on this blog. Here is what you must know about him: he is a ridiculously talented oil painter, he’s the calm to my frenzy, and he’s on a lifelong quest to become friends with Mel Gibson. Also, he is hot.

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Now, I’m a progressive, strong, independent woman. So I’ll go ahead and pick up our tab. Thanks for the date. I’ll see you around.

Xo Tay


To read through the other things I write, head to my writing samples page!

View More: http://bethanypaige.pass.us/taylorduvall

I used to have red hair simply out of rebellion. All the girls I knew had blonde highlights, so I went burgundy red for 8 years. I eventually embraced the blonde again in my old age of 25.

13 thoughts on “About

  • February 9, 2015 at 9:31 am
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    Bravo Taylor! I love my nerds!

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  • June 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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    This is the coolest, most beautiful “about me” page I’ve ever read on a blog :) I want to hear more about your song writing!!

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    • June 3, 2015 at 5:59 pm
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      Thanks Emily!! Have been very lazy with the songwriting lately! Hoping the summer inspires me :)

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  • June 3, 2015 at 11:56 pm
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    Dude… you’re super awesome. I’m loving this page and I can’t wait to get to know you better! xo

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    • June 4, 2015 at 9:47 am
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      Aw thank you Rachael! Right back at ya!

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    • July 10, 2015 at 9:37 am
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      Aw thanks girl!! I’m so glad! Can’t wait to read it :)

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  • August 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    Hey, just stumbled upon your blog, and am really enjoying it! I’m a creative writing major, fellow blogger, and millennial myself, so I really relate! Thanks for sharing :)

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    • August 21, 2015 at 9:56 am
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      Yay!! I’m so excited that you did!! I’m gonna head on over to yours right now!

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  • September 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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    Hi Taylor,
    I just found your blog and as usual went to the about page. Actually after reading your post I started doing some research and learned a little bit about Millennials. I really like your blog style and can’t wait to see what else you post about.

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    • September 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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      Thank you so much Andrea! I’m glad you stopped by!!!

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  • October 13, 2015 at 4:10 am
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    Love love love! Your writing is brilliant and captivating! Excited to have found your space!

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    • October 13, 2015 at 10:20 am
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      You are THE SWEETEST! Thanks girl!

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