Hi! My name is Valerie but most people call me Val. I’m a twenty-something California girl with insatiable wanderlust. I recently received my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. I hope to continue my education and receive my Master’s in epidemiology. In the meantime, I’m a full-time bookkeeper for a property management company… totally different than what I went to school for, I know. When I’m not pushing numbers in my cubicle, I like to hang out with my friends, attend music festivals, stay active, travel anywhere and everywhere, indulge in food, take photographs, and experience new things. Stick around and get to know me!
During my teenage years, I had my first blog on LiveJournal and my first digital camera that I had saved my money for. I taught myself HTML and CSS, as well as how to edit pictures on Photoshop. Blogging, photography, and graphic design instantly became my favorite hobbies during high school. Fast forward to my twenties and I now have my own website. Rather than just documenting my daily life, I prefer to write about experiences and topics other people can relate to.
I originally started this site to revive my love for photography and blogging but it’s become more than that. As aforementioned, I like to write about relatable topics. These subjects can vary from beauty and fashion to food and travel. Essentially, I am a lifestyle blogger. That is why I’ve named my site Avec Valerie. “Avec” means “with” in French so it translates to “With Valerie.” By visiting my blog and reading my posts, you’re experiencing life through my point of view. I hope I can encourage and empower others to become better versions of themselves as I go through the same process. So grab a cup of tea, relax, and join me on this adventure!
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