Hello, and welcome to Girl, Defined!
My name is Anna. I’m a Minnesota girl trying to make a career out of my love for books and spunky middle schoolers. Summertime, polka dots, chalkboards, well-crafted sentences, time spent with my long-distance boyfriend, and my family and dearest friends make me happy.
I started this blog during my sophomore year of college as a way to share the words bouncing around in my head. I named it Girl, Defined because, as a fledgling writer and double major in English Education and ESL Education, words were a significant part of my life. They helped me untangle my thoughts, connect with God, and name the directions I wanted my life to go.
Now, I’m a brand-new English teacher who’s still figuring out who I am and how to build a life of meaning and beauty. In this space, you’ll find musings on how I find Jesus in everyday moments, ramblings about life as a twenty-something, and a few glimpses into what makes my life a bit more lovely.
Look around! I hope you’ll find words that resonate with you.