What’s in a Name?

Perhaps you’re wondering about my choice of name for this blog.

I believe names are very important, which is why I took a lot of time deliberating over this one. And the answer to “Why Elegant Adventures?” comes with a little bit of personal history.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always sort of imagined myself as an adventurer. Whether it was something I really was or something I only wanted to be, doesn’t really matter. A somewhat Vernian sense of exploration has always been a driving force in my outlook on life. It influences my taste in art, where the I want to travel, my general attitude. The word “adventure” alone has a lot of important connotations for me.

And now for “Elegant”. This is a little more complicated. Though I was a tomboy as a kid, I began wearing modest feminine dress when I was a teenager. I quickly realized this was a brand new outlet for self expression that I hadn’t anticipated. My fashion philosophy quickly became “Anything you want to do, you can do in a skirt.” And I’ve lived by it for years now. I’ve cleaned barns, fixed fences, taken care of animals, and a million other things, all in a skirt.

(Although admittedly, sometimes with a pair of shorts underneath.)

Wearing skirts was in interesting phenomenon for me. It didn’t make me less myself, even though at first it meant I was dressing drastically different than I used to. In fact, I’d say it made me more myself. I’d always had that tomboy streak and I still do, but I’d also always wanted to be beautiful, elegant.

And that’s where that word comes from for me. The most feminine word I always used to describe what I wanted to be was elegant. An Elegant Adventurer. I found feminine dress was the perfect way for me to be both.

So to answer the question in the title of this post, the title of this blog is a little peek into my identity.

Introducing: Me

“To live will be an awfully big adventure.”

Hello and welcome!

The quote above is from one of my favorite movies: Hook. And it pretty much sums up my outlook on life, which is why I’ve chosen to make it the tagline of my blog.

This blog is going to primarily be a lifestyle blog, so we’ll get into a wide variety of topics.

A Little About Me

I’m a young traditional Catholic from the Deep South. I attend the Extraordinary Form Latin Mass, do modest feminine dress, write fiction, and am studying to get my Master’s in Theatre.

I’m a graduated homeschooler, a sanguine-phlegmatic ENFP, Disney nerd, and Latin enthusiast.

My purpose

I have many reasons for starting this blog, but among some of the most prominent are to give support to young Catholics attending secular colleges, help women realize they can achieve feminine dress, talk about homeschooling, and perhaps even give a little writing advice.

There often aren’t enough resources for many of these things, so I wanted to provide some support for other young people living lives similar to my own. One of my favorite things to do is connect to people and share life experiences. And thanks to the internet, a blog is the best way to extend that ability past the people I can meet in person.

I look forward to getting to know you and sharing this journey!