Two summers ago, I bought lilyzacharias.com at 2am when I was supposed to be writing a paper, and ever since this commitment to a lifetime charge of $14 a month, my website has caused me to be the butt of many of my friends’ jokes. My defense that journalism majors are almost expected to have their own websites these days failed, and I began to question it myself.
Is it self-glorifying to think that someone is going to visit a website named after my name? Do I look like a complete try-hard? Is this why everyone hates journalism students?!
Eventually I came to terms with the idea that going into a creative field warrants a creative website, and I have loved customizing and personalizing it (and learning a bit of code) ever since. In this weekend’s redesign, I completely revamped my main site (not this one, just to clarify) using Adobe Muse, a steep upgrade from GoDaddy and WordPress.
But this time, I didn’t want to make it all about me–who I am is not because of me, it’s because of the people who surround me. The faces that now grace the bottom of lilyzacharias.com belong to phenomenal people, and life would be painfully dull without them.
Take a look and read about 12 of the incredible men and women who I am lucky enough to call my friends.