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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 Vegas native turned nomad turned Charlestonian.

Yes, people are actually born and raised in Las Vegas. No, we’re not all showgirls. No, we don’t live in hotels. Yes, I’ve been asked these questions. In time, I left Sin City for full-time nomadic world travel. I lived in Airbnbs with two large suitcases, a backpack, and a guitar. That was as magically exhausting as you can probably imagine, so I decided to settle down. Naturally, I moved to a city I’d never been to before because I heard it had a beach and warm weather: Charleston, SC. No, I don’t say y’all.

I pursue interesting.

You see, I’ve come to realize that I have only 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, my life partner. Kyle Stuckey makes plenty of appearances on this blog. Here is what you must know about him: he is a ridiculously talented professional oil painter, he’s the calm to my frenzy, and he has some pretty killer salsa moves. 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 comments

sue February 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

Bravo Taylor! I love my nerds!

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Emily (@embergreyblog) June 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

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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Taylor June 3, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Thanks Emily!! Have been very lazy with the songwriting lately! Hoping the summer inspires me :)

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Rachael June 3, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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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Taylor June 4, 2015 at 9:47 am

Aw thank you Rachael! Right back at ya!

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Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn July 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

Your blog is so cute and inspired me to write a blog post about being proud to be a millennial too!

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Taylor July 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

Aw thanks girl!! I’m so glad! Can’t wait to read it :)

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micahlynne August 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

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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Taylor August 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

Yay!! I’m so excited that you did!! I’m gonna head on over to yours right now!

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Andrea September 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

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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Taylor September 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Thank you so much Andrea! I’m glad you stopped by!!!

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Jo Elizabeth October 13, 2015 at 4:10 am

Love love love! Your writing is brilliant and captivating! Excited to have found your space!

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Taylor October 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

You are THE SWEETEST! Thanks girl!

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