About Me

Welcome! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Benita Gingerella. I am currently a Senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Journalism and minoring in Photography. My interests include fashion, Youtube, theater, traveling, cooking, music, movies, and books, just to name a few.
Here is a picture of me and a french bulldog for reference:
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In January 2014, I started a Wordpress blog documenting my study abroad experience in Rome. I fell in love with the idea of blogging (duh, I’m a Journalism major) and now I want to continue writing about my daily life and loves with a personal blog.
Since my little “get to know me” questionnaire worked so well on my study abroad blog, I’ve decided to do the same here.
Name: Benita Gingerella
Favorite color: Blue. If we’re getting specific- turquoise.
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite candy: Reeses
Favorite store(s): H&M, Old Navy, Madewell, Urban Outfitters
Favorite TV shows: New Girl, Breaking Bad, Lost (yes I finally finished it), Supernatural, Orange is The New Black
Favorite Youtubers: Shaytards, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, Vlogbrothers
Major/minor: Major- Journalism,  Minor- Photography
But isn’t journalism a dying art form? Why would you want to major in something that doesn’t make any money? You should go be a lawyer.
Yea, I’m well aware of the challenges related to my major, but writing is what makes me happy. So, what can you do? I would also be the most disorganized, neurotic, indecisive lawyer ever, so no.
Do people ever mix-up/mispronounce your name?
Yes. Once, the Citi credit card lady lovingly referred to me as Ms. Gorilla while on the phone. It was weird. Another time, a person once magically transformed Benita into Fanida. That was weird too. She wins the creativity award.
Did you pick up any Italian while studying abroad in Rome?
Si. Parlo un po’ d’italiano.
Do you know any other languages besides English and a little Italian?
The fact that I’m answering this in English should tell you the answer to this question.
What will we find on this blog?
Fashion, travel diaries, things to do in Chicago, photography, DIYs, rants, cool things I find on the World Wide Web, puppies, etc. It’s basically my little place on the Internet.
Aren’t there a lot of personal/fashion/entertainment blogs on this website? What makes you different?
Not a clue. I would like to say that I have a unique perspective on a range of different topics. Furthermore, my mom thinks I’m pretty cool and I trust her opinion on everything.
Is this the end of the questionnaire?
Oh, and for those you who want to go read my study abroad blog you can do so by clicking here. =)