About me


Hey, y’all! My name is Morgan – I’m a 22 year old blogger who has chased my dreams all of the country, ultimately leading me to New York City and back home again.

I started Mostly Morgan from my freshman year dorm room – I was feeling lonely and overwhelmed and I wanted to find comfort in the community of online bloggers.

Through starting my blog my eyes were opened to the world. I realized that there was a world outside of the bubble I grew up in. I was in a space with some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. People who blog for a living, travel the world, and make their own rules. Suddenly the formulaic college to degree to nine-five seemed a lot less appealing.


In the fall of 2015, I entered a very dark period where I was suffocating in depression and self-loathing. It was at this time I decided that I needed to take time off college to get my mental health under control.

And that’s when my life began.

It hasn’t been long since I left college, but if feels like another life all together. In that time I’ve moved to New Yorkย to start an internship and ultimately my career as a content marketer at an amazing tech company (ayyyy, Teachable!), I’ve started traveling across the United States, and I’ve made new friends that feel more like soulmates – people I’d have never met if Iย hadn’t began following my dreams.

I now consider myself a freedom chaser, and I never want to fall back into a cycle where I’m living my life for anyone but me. Up until this point I’d always done what was expected of me and I was afraid to make waves. Not anymore.

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A few extra things you might not know about me: I amย twenty-two years old, I’m a gemini vegetarian, I can’t sing or dance or play an instrument, I’m dating my high school sweetheart, I used to be a competitive runner, my number one dream is to be a mom, I am a great cook, I want to travel the world, I grew up with the Rock River in my backyard, s’mores are my favorite food, and I love to write.


Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Also my friend/favorite person, Desiree Sandlin, took all of the pictures of me. She is lovely and perfect.

  • Jenessa

    What made you interested in ASL?

    • It actually started when I was a little girl! My aunt is special needs and has a vocabulary limited to several words so my grandma was working on teaching her to use basic signs (toilet, please, etc.) so I learned some as well. It wasn’t until I started college last fall that I started actively trying to learn. I took ASL as a class and I love everything about it and I’ve gotten really cool experiences teaching kids sign language and interacting with the deaf community. Do you know Sign Language?

      • Jenessa

        That’s a really cool story.

        I don’t know it fluently, but I hope to someday. I grew up having a friend that was mute and learning some sign language from him. Then I started having hearing loss in grade 8, and decided to actually start learning on my own. I’m actually hoping to become a Visual Language Interpreter, and work in hospitals with the deaf and mute community.

        • That is so cool! I am definitely not fluent yet either – I like to call myself ‘conversational.’ I can definitely hold my own in conversation but deaf signers need to slow down for me and I fingerspell what I can’t sign.

          It’s amazing that you took the initiative to start learning sign in eighth grade, I admire you!

  • Allison Raines

    When did you start your blog?

    • I started my blog on January 28 of this year! So it’s been quite a while now! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Allison Raines

        Wait a second — you go to U of I! My boyfriend lives in Illinois; I was literally just in Illinois like, a week ago. Next time I’m there I’d love to meet you. It would be fabulous to actually meet a blogger the same age as me lol. I hope you have a great second year there!

        • That would be so cool! I know, I love all of my blogging friends, but most of them are twice my age! It would be great to connect ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love your blog! I’m at the University of Illinois too!!

    • Thank you, Shelby!! And no way!! That is so awesome! If you ever want to meet up once we are back on campus, I’d be totally game!:)

  • Annabel Rose

    I am going to be a freshmen in college next year, and it turns out I want to do pretty much the exact same thing you’re doing. I have a million questions! If you’re willing to, I would love to know what you’re first year experience was like and how you chose Speech Pathology!(: Thanks!

    • That is so cool! You can shoot me an email at morgantimm12@gmail.com if you want and I will answer any question that you have!! I love talking about my major!

  • Are you at the Champaign branch? My cousin Amy graduated with her masters there and is a speech pathologist. She and her husband Nick work with student ministry on campus there now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am in Champaign!! That is so cool that she is still in the area! I hope I am lucky enough to find work close when I graduate!

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  • Ana Valentin

    Literally me. Thank you so much for making me feel less weird! I started a blog and your style is similar to mine, I have hope!

  • Catharine

    Hi Morgan! I’m on trend set with you and I found your blog from a post and I decided to check it out! I’m a sophomore as well but I’m an education major. I would love to study speech and language in grad school and hopefully become a speech therapist. I guess you could say that I’m not going out it the typical way, but I’d love to talk to you and ask about the major and your experience ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bythesparklingsea

    Hello Morgan-love this blog of yours! Look forward to reading more interesting posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Courtney

    Hey hey, stumbled onto your blog via Pinterest and I have to say I love your major (I’m deaf, so I might be a bit biased ;D), but also I love your blog in general. I was wondering if maybe we could talk/email sometime – I’ve been looking into starting up a blog, but I never know where to start haha.

    • I never saw this until now, I’m so sorry! I always forget to check comments on my about me page! And I would love to talk! You can shoot me an email at mtimm2@illinois.edu!

  • Mikaila Conklin

    Just stumbled across your blog through Pinterest, and I’m a SHS major too! There aren’t many of us out here on the web!

    • There aren’t! It’s a rare but incredible major! I love it so much!

  • Sarah Fernandez

    read your tips about packing for college, and I honestly cannot thank you enough! It brings a lot of comfort knowing that there are real people out there, with intelligent thoughts to share with the world. I’m 18 and will be attending Stetson University in Florida, and reading through your blog has given me the confidence and mental preparation needed to begin this new and exciting chapter in my life. Keep on blogging!

    • Oh, thank you so much!!

      And Florida!! I’m jealous! That sounds incredible! I am so glad to hear that I have been able to help you! Good luck starting at Stetson, you’re going to be great!

  • Ane I.

    Aaahhhh no way! I go to U of I too! I just stumbled across your blog! If you are in Champaign next year I’d love to meet you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ane | Basque Prep

    • That is awesome! Yes, we should absolutely meet up! I’ve connected with several U of I & Champaign/Urbana bloggers, and we are planning a large meetup, too!

      • Ane I.

        Count me in, I’m so stoked! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erin Orentas

    I just found your blog on pinterest and I’m super excited because I go to U of I too! I was just wondering how you got involved with Her Campus, because I looked at their website and I couldn’t figure out how to apply for a specific chapter. Thanks!

    • That is awesome! If you ever want to meet up for coffee or something just let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

      And I followed their Facebook page and at the beginning of the year they posted a link to applications! I won’t be involved next year, but it was really fun!

  • Your blog has been so useful to me! I’m in my first year of A-Levels in England, and I’m currently beginning to look at universities. Your blog has offered so much great advice and has inspired me to start my own blog to offer advice to others! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That is so incredible that you’ve started a blog! I would love to check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so glad that I was able to help you!

  • Samantha Contreras

    Found your blog and I am so happy that I did. I am going to be a freshman this year at U of I! If you’re in Champaign when I arrive I would love to grab lunch with you sometime! Your blog has been more helpful than you can imagine!

  • I absolutely ADORE your blog. I’m going to be a freshman next year in college and these posts are SO cool!! Anyways-I’m also a new blogger (about a year old) at http://www.thepreppyqueenbee.wordpress.com, I’d love for you to check me out. But in actuality, I seriously am inspired by your blog-keep doing you girl!

  • So happy I found your blog! College degrees are over-rated. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trying to break free from the 9-5 now. Thanks for the inspo!

  • Sometimes life starts when we thing everything is over. Good that you have found your happiness once again. Keep growing and enjoy life.

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  • Dilupa Samarakoon

    Love your blog and how info rich it is ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for helping new bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chauny Writes

    Hi Morgan,

    I just stopped by to say thank you so much for your educational videos and all of your generous blog post as well. there are those of us who don’t have a dime to start a blog but we have very interesting things to share just like everyone else. It is people like you who make it possible for the most unlikely people to have an opportunity to grow our blogs. I just can’t thank you enough. I may not have money to pay for a course, but I will take time out to spread the word about your blog and your videos as much as I possible can. I feel like it’s the least that I can do. Again, thank you for your generosity. Chauny Writes aka Slimbyfaith

  • Jerra Brown

    Hi, Morgan! I am so happy that I found your blog. It looks like you are doing some amazing things. I am also a twenty-two year old from Midwestern Illinois. I just recently started a blog where I’m nearly clueless on how to begin and be successful. I am getting married this year to my high school sweetheart, I love cooking, and my biggest dream in life is to be a mother. Sounds familiar right? I know – weird! Anyways, if you have any tips/advice on things I should/should not be doing as a new blogger, I would love to hear it. My goal as a blogger is to share things that I love. I think sometimes people, including me, get caught up in life and do not enjoy to simple and little things. I would like to change that. Please, if you get a chance, check out my blog @ http://www.inbetweenblessings.com ๐Ÿ™‚