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I’m in my final 2 semesters at Georgetown grad, and am currently enrolled in a Global Communications class. The focus is on social media, and we study a new country every week. It’s been quite a journey, and we finish with a blast in London for a week starting August 14.

So, despite what you may have been thinking, I HAVE still been writing! Just not on my personal blog. Visit the class blog to read all mine (and my classmates’) blogs. More specifically:

This is the group blog for the Georgetown University Global Communications class taking place over the Summer semester in 2010.  The format of the class is to focus on a different region of the world every week and the students research and share insights from their research into interesting and unique ways that social media is being used in each country.

Thanks for visiting our blog and please leave a comment if something sparks a thought from one of our posts!

Thanks!

21 Songs I Loved When I Was 21!

Just takin’ a trip down memory lane… let’s rewind to 2002-2003…

  1. “Frontin” -Pharrell feat. Jay-Z
  2. “Ignition” – R. Kelly
  3. “In Da Club” – 50 Cent
  4. “Right Thurr” – Chingy
  5. “Rock Your Body” – Justin Timberlake
  6. “What’s Luv?” – Fat Joe feat. Ashanti
  7. “U Got it Bad” – Usher
  8. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera
  9. “Where is the Love?” – Black Eyed Peas
  10. “Cry Me a River” – Justin Timberlake
  11. “Jenny From the Block” – J. Lo
  12. “Ain’t it Funny” – J. Lo feat. Ja Rule
  13. “Without Me” – Eminem
  14. “I Can” – Nas
  15. “Hey Baby” – No Doubt
  16. “Girlfriend” – N’Sync feat. Nelly
  17. “Oops (Oh My)” – Tweet
  18. “Move B**ch” – Ludacris
  19. “Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence
  20. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – Kylie Minogue
  21. “Like I Love You” – Justin Timberlake

My Very First Official Newspaper Publication!

My letter to the editor (as an assignment for my PR Writing class) has been officially posted onto the Washington Post here. I am especially excited about this since it is my first publication to a major newspaper; definitely a confidence booster 🙂

Just wanted to share… hope you enjoy it! Any feedback is welcome!!!!!!!!!

Who is Sheri?

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If you’ve read my first few blog posts, you’ve probably wondered who was behind the words and ideas. My name is Sheri and I am a first-year graduate student at Georgetown University. I am majoring in PR/Corporate Communications, which has so far proved to be very challenging and interesting! I am taking two courses, and this blog was originated as an ongoing assignment for my Social Media class. However, I fully intend on keeping this blog going long after the class is over. I will try to post on a (semi-)regular basis with an interesting tidbit or two 🙂 Here’s just a few of my main interests, and some background:

Writing

I always remember keeping a journal. I was never consistent, but technology has made it easier than ever. I started writing poetry 18 years ago, and published some of my works online as early as 2001. I am now using a more convenient method of expressing myself not only to better understand myself, but for the world to experience. I hope to publish my own book of poetry in the near future.

I’ve been a professional Technical Writer since I graduated from UMBC four years ago; it is tough adhering to so many rules when my inner creative juice wants to flow! But I’ve learned a LOT.

Yoga, Running, and Fitness

While I was an athletic child (swim team and soccer), I found myself being less and less active towards the end of high school. After college, I started picking goals for myself such as 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathon (13.1 miles) races – it was the only way I could keep myself in consistent shape. I finally gathered the courage to run the Marine Corps Marathon (26.2 miles) in October 2008. It was one of the most amazing (and painful) experiences of my life! I picked up Yoga to keep myself flexible and injury-free.

Fitness is a huge part of my life because it keeps me sane, focused, and boosts my confidence levels out the roof 😉

Beauty/Fashion

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This is definitely one of my “girlier” interests. While my knowledge on the subject of fashion is limited to reality shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, I have such a deep love and appreciation for hair, skin, makeup, and wardrobe.

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Raised on classical piano instruction, I’ve always had an emotional connection with music in more ways that my peers did. Today, my taste ranges from Drum and Bass to Classic Rock to Jazz to Metal to Hip Hop. I listen to what suits my mood. I support local artists by going to DC area shows on a regular basis.

Travel

Having grazed the East and West Coasts, parts of Europe and the Middle East, and Mexico – I continually hunger for more exploration. If I had to list all of the places I’d want to visit, we’d be here a while. Don’t get me wrong, my hometowns of Philly and DC are wonderful. I just really appreciate culture and adventurous life experiences.

Politics

I never though I’d admit this, but politics is my guilty pleasure. Again, my knowledge to this area is somewhat limited but I find it all so captivating, and makes my life not seem so dramatic 😉

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