This is Haley Swanson and I’m the other intern for Great Shape! Inc. and Let It Shine Media.
I’m a writer as well as a senior at Gonzaga University, earning my degree in English Literature and Writing with a minor in Philosophy.
My work has been published in several Washington state newspapers, Gonzaga’s fine arts journal, Reflection, and an international newspaper, The Florence Newspaper. Writing is what I love to do, so I am absolutely thrilled to be one of your Great Shape! bloggers.
I’m a West Coast girl, but I’ve lived all over. Born in L.A, I moved to the San Francisco area for 13 years, Seattle for four, spent a couple years in Spokane, and just returned from studying abroad for four months in Florence, Italy. You could say West Coast with a sprinkling of Italian. I can make a mean cup of Seattle coffee and a side of delicious pasta to go with Britney’s grilled cheese!
This internship will probably be full of stressful deadlines, but more importantly exciting growth, for me as the writer, you as the reader, and for us as the community of Great Shape!.
In Italy, “la dolce vita,” was the sweet life, a life lived for each moment and those we love. I’ve learned that in Jamaica they say, “One Love,” which is also a life lived for our brothers and sisters. So here’s to a summer of la dolce vita, a life lived in One Love.