I’m the voice and sass behind Coco, a.k.a I’m the the real-life version. Since the majority of the blog is focused on Coco (she’s an attention whore), I wanted to use this section to tell you where it all began.
I’ve always wanted to have my own blog, but it never felt right. I could never settle on a name, I couldn’t think of a concept and I had no idea what I would write about. After graduating from college, I was on my own for a little bit and then found a job back home. I packed up my pretty things from my pretty downtown Indianapolis apartment, which featured a rooftop pool overlooking the city, and moved back to my hometown located in the middle of a cornfield. I knew I needed an outlet more than ever, and alas here we are.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted my nickname to be Coco, but my mom told me I couldn’t just give myself a nickname. So I did one better and made Coco my alter ego. The concept stemmed from my brother telling me, “Your social media life is so much cooler than your real life.” In other words, those 6 seconds of fun on Snapchat don’t show you the part where I left the party early to binge watch Friday Night Lights on Netflix.
People who know me will tell you otherwise, but I tend to be introverted and socially awkward. This blog was created as an overly dramatic way for me to share my thoughts and experiences. Coco is the persona who brings it all to life. She’s an extreme version of the extrovert inside my soul who usually makes an appearance after one too many shots of tequila.
I know what you’re thinking, and no I’m not bipolar nor do I have a split personality disorder. Not that I know of anyway. Let’s put it this way, if this were Season 6 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I would be Erika Girardi and Coco would be Erika Jayne. I know at least one of you has no idea what I’m talking about. Google it.
Having a blog these days is nothing out of the ordinary, but I truly put a lot of thought and effort into Featuring Coco. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the blog and won’t take everything that’s written in it too seriously. I know it won’t be for everyone, but the beauty of it is I didn’t do this for you, I did it for me.
Click here to meet Coco, the HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge.)
A special thank you to Laura Kay who brought Coco to life and captured every part of my vision.