Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Mairead Kiernan and I’m currently in my first professional position in Student Affairs. I work as a Resident Director at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD, just outside Baltimore. I recently graduated from Texas Tech University with my M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Prior to my adventure in the Lonestar State, I graduated from Syracuse University in 2012 with degrees in Sociology and Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
I created this blog as a means of keeping in touch with my family and friends in New York while I lived out my adventure in West Texas. I was not good at updating it when I first started, but got really good during my second year of grad school. As I’m no longer in the Lonestar State, I had to change the name of this blog. I was writing about both personal and professional experiences I had, but having been brought into a professional collective blog in my new job, I was again neglecting this blog.
As 2015 is starting (pause…how the hell is it already 2015?!), I was trying to think of how to keep this blog moving. I have a cat, but I’m pretty sure if I use another social media platform to post pictures of him, I’ll have no online presence at all. I’ve starting working out, but that’s tragic enough to watch in the mirror, so I’m certainly not posting that online for all to see. I love cooking, so I’ve decided that this blog will be about cook for 1. Please feel free to reach out if there are particular recipes you’d like to see pared down for one person!