Welcome Wanderers!

I've always been a bit back and forth over creating my own blog.  Not a beauty blog, like Cinnamon Tiger, or some other specific, focused blog.  Just a web-space I can claim for myself in all it's unorganized, multi-faced, imaginative glory.

Since you're new here, let me begin by telling you a little about myself and this blog.

Why Girlgamesh?  I chose it (...well, actually my very, very clever boyfriend came up with it) because of my love for the epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient king who was once very unruly and terrified of death, but overwhelmed of the loss of his best friend, embarked upon a journey that opened his eyes to the meaning of life and led him to became wise by thinking about what he had seen along the way.

What does that have to do with me, a 25 year old mother of two from a small Iowa town?  A lot.  Like Gilgamesh, I am was terrified of death. It wasn't until reading a brief version of this epic in my college Mythology class that I was finally able to get a handle on it.  It also immensely helped me to deal with the death of one of my close, childhood friends, Pat, who had died in a car crash the previous year.

Secondly, I share the same indomitable, magnanimous personality as Gilgamesh.  This blog will be an expression of my own journey (through college and life) and what I'm learning across the way.  There will be lots of other off-topic stuff, because I'm as sporadic as curious, but that's part of the fun in having my own blog.  I'm in my last semester of junior college, and this fall I will (hopefully!) be transferring to the University of Iowa to pursue my career in archeology.

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