Hi! I'm Jamie, a 24 year old Spanish teacher with a serious case of Wanderlust. Recently, I graduated from TCU and without sorority life to keep me busy, I've been searching for some new passions and a way to chronicle them.
I'm so excited to be living in the Austin area and can't wait to share my adventures! For those of you that have never been, Austin is a rather unique place where the natives don’t really care if you love them or think they’re freaks. They’re all so confident and proud to showcase who they are instead of conforming. Their motto says it all in my opinion: Keep Austin Weird.
Not gonna lie, I’m not much of a weirdo. I mean I think everyone has their quirky side, including me, but the majority of Austin natives really embrace it; which is absolutely awesome. It’s going to be a bit of an adjustment for a Chicago girl though, so the name “Surrounded by Weirdos” was born.
A bit more about me, in between travelling I love painting, DIY, and yoga (that is...before I started my first year teaching and lost all flexibility along with any free time). Since being diagnosed with Celiac's disease in January I've had to reluctantly add cooking to my list of "passions." I'm hoping with more time and successful recipes I'll learn to love it. Thanks for stopping by!
Come read my introduction post to learn more!