cropped-img_7809-e1487923263684.jpgMaria Hagewood. That was the name my parents gave me when I was born to them in the wonderful city of Nashville, Tennessee. I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else my home,  although Tampa, Florida is beginning to feel like it.

I am currently attending a private college near Tampa, Florida with plans to pursue a degree in organizational communication and a minor in business administration. The dream is to work for a professional sports team’s Public Relations department. For right now I am enjoying whatever life throws my way. I am currently the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Palm Yearbook at the college I attend. It has helped me grow as a person and a writer. It has pushed me to find my voice. At points it has also pushed me to insanity; however, I would do it for the rest of my life if that was an option in the drop down menu.

My favorite pastime is jamming to One Direction in my minivan. I enjoy finely brewed coffee (from Starbucks) and living life by interacting with those around me. I hope to capture the little moments in life that I can someday look back on and see the mark people left on me, even if the interaction was just a fleeting moment.