Let me start out be saying that my name is Jennifer Nygren but I prefer to be called Jenny. I'm a junior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Spanish at the University of Oklahoma. Instead of telling you what I'm involved in, I have decided to write about my passions and interests, because I feel that helps people know so much more about who I am. I have a compiled a list of three things that I love, in no particular order and in complete spontaneity. These are just three loves that spoke to me while writing this post on a cold day in January.
Firstly, I love traveling and exploring new places. I should be more specific and say that I love arriving at a new destination and soaking in the surroundings. The actual aspect of traveling is not a favorite of mine. I'm prone to motion sickness, but I guess that since my distaste of being in planes or cars for an extended period of time is minuscule when compared to my love of seeing the world. No matter how many times I've gotten sick on transportation, the idea of traveling to a new corner of the world is effervescent. I actually have plans to study abroad in Spain (fingers-crossed that everything works out).
(Image Information: Personal photo taken at an overlook in Hawaii in December 2014.)
Secondly, I love football. The football program was a big influence to me when I chose to attend the University of Oklahoma. Growing up my dad was a "traveling salesman" and was frequently out of town, but during the times when he was in town we'd spend hours watching football games on Saturdays and Sundays. This passion even led me to pursue a marketing internship with the OU Athletic Marketing Department, which I held from 2013-2014.
(Image Information: Personal photo of me working on Owen Field at an OU Football game.)
Thirdly, I love art. Growing up I was always a bit of tom-boy, but a tom-boy that loved reading, writing and photographs. One of the reasons that I am taking this class is because the homework is doing activities that I think are fun! I feel like there is a thrill in art. You can turn each page in a book and never know what's written on the other side. You can start writing and have no idea where the story is going to go. And you can take a photograph and have no clue how it's going to turn out. Below is a picture of me and my best friend, Tori, taken on a Polaroid camera during a night of unexpected experiences. It could have turned out atrocious, but instead it preserved one of my new favorite memories.
(Image Information: Personal picture taken at an Ihop in January 2015.)