I’m Close Ann… “Close” is my maternal grandmother’s maiden name.  Both of my sisters’ also have maiden names as their first names, and it makes for interesting conversation when I meet someone new! My name is unique and different, and I’ve grown to love the individuality of it. Literally no one ever forgets it, so I’ll meet people one time who remember me years later! When people meet me, they ask if my parents are hippies, but I’m actually the only hippy in the family!

I’m a second year nursing student at Texas State University (although I have enough credits to technically be a junior), and honestly, I’m rocking college and having fun while I’m at it! Follow along, and hopefully we can both learn from each other’s experiences.

I’m currently obsessed with plants (ugh, hydrangeas and succulents, I love you), photography, pastels, jean skirts, drinking lots of water, tattoos, Twitter, fun adventures, and In the Heights the musical.

I started a vegan diet in June 2017, and it was an amazing decision! I’m excited to share with y’all my journey of trying new foods, recipes, and vegan ideas!

My wonderful boyfriend has stuck with me for almost two years now, and more than a year of that has been long distance. Our relationship gets stronger everyday as we learn how to manage the distance.

My family lived in three different north eastern states before settling in Texas for the last five years. They just moved again; they’re only an hour from my college now! I have an older sister and a younger sister, a loving mom and dad, and an old dog who my mom loves more than her children.

A few of my friends are attending the same college as I am, but several others are all around the state. This makes for fun communicating and road trips. Not to mention my boyfriend is still in high school back in my hometown (four hours from college; three hours from my parents’ new house).

Last summer, I had the opportunity to backpack across Europe, and I’ve always been really interested in travel. This summer, I studied abroad in Mexico! I definitely have lots of tips, tricks, and experiences to share!

I’m working on campus this year as a tutor for microbiology classes and also as the secretary for a student health organization on campus. I’ll be extra busy, and I’m excited to juggle this challenge!

I’m studying nursing because I’ve always been really good with science, and I have a natural call to help people. I want to have a career that’s flexible and can take me anywhere. Enter nursing.

It seems like the perfect fit, but my whole life I always thought I’d be a writer. I’m here to explore that side of myself and share my discoveries with you along the way.

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