Megan Daley

Student in Athens, Georgia

Megan Daley

Student in Athens, Georgia

Listen to my music

Truthfully, I have quite a wide range of interests. And, equally truthfully, they have a nasty habit of changing constantly. When I first wrote my about.me bio at the beginning of the semester, I wrote about my interest in knitting because I felt like it was something fairly unique to me (especially considering the stereotypical demographic of knitters). And yet, here I am revisiting it only four months later, and it seems incredibly irrelevant to my life at the moment. While I still love knitting and enjoy improving my skills, it is not something I find myself doing on a daily basis. It is truly fantastic for relaxation, but these days I find myself in the weight room at Ramsey most evenings after class.

Somehow I managed to switch gears from knitting several hours per day during the holiday season to deadlifting several days per week. It has definitely been interesting. That said, I have noticed a common thread in my life that transcends ever-changing hobbies and is even applicable to an English portfolio: my obsessive personality. Upon reflection, I have realized that no matter what I am doing, I become completely consumed in it. In everything I have ever done, I have thrown myself into it fully without any thought, and then I continue to obsessively work at it until I am satisfied (which is never). Although my hobbies have shifted, this still rings true, even in my English class. Whether it be reading into things way too much, over-researching, or re-reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” until I could virtually recite it, this habit has become increasingly obvious and an even greater part of my life, even if it’s not the greatest feeling ever.

  • Education
    • University of Georgia