My name is Joy and in this, my first blog post, I want to give a little background about me and why I decided to start this blog.
I am a graduate student in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University studying Information Systems. I also did my undergraduate work at Kelley in marketing. I am a Hoosier gal, raised, but not born. I grew up outside South Bend, Indiana. Although I've been here all my life, I am more than ready to leave Indiana, and likely the Midwest, once I've finished my degree.
This isn't technically the first blog I've done, I was on Xanga back when that was still cool. That was more of a personal blog and, moreso, a place to rant. This is not what I aim for in this blog, though elements of my personal life will, of course, be present. In my time at Indiana University, I have developed a passion for music, art and fashion, all of which I plan to talk of at length on this blog. I want to use this blog as an opportunity to further explore and espouse on these passions.
As for the title of this blog, it's how I've come to define myself over the past year or so. The hipster culture is one that fascinates me, and many of the people I associate myself with could be defined as such. However, I feel that my tastes and preferences set me apart from what many usually associate with the hipster culture. Hopefully this blog will serve as a good representation of myself.