About Me

Hi! My name is Maggie, formally Margaret Fox McIlroy. I am 20 years old, hailing from a Pittsburgh suburb called Fox Chapel. I graduated from Fox Chapel Area High School and played for the field hockey for the Foxes…do you see a trend here?

People ask me all the time if I was named Margaret Fox because I live in Fox Chapel. Fun fact for ya: I was actually born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then spent the first 9 years of my life in a town called Longview, Texas. So, no, I was not named after Fox Chapel, although that would be pretty funny. Fox is the maiden name of my great-grandmother, Patricia Fox McIlroy, the most poised and proper (and terrifying) woman I ever met.

People use the phrase “spirit animal” all of the time…my spirit animal is definitely a fox. Foxes are elegant and mysterious, playful yet reserved. I like to think I embody a fox (I mean it is my name after all). That is why I chose The Foxhole as the name for this blog.

As you may have read on the home page, The Foxhole is my place of refuge. I went through a pretty tumultuous year and suffered from a deep, dark depression. I feel like I am finally coming out of the woods, and the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight. The Foxhole is where I plan to share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences in the hopes that maybe someone out there can relate to them, and in turn, feels less alone.

A little bit more about me…I am currently a sophomore at Miami University (the one in Ohio) (Another fun fact for ya: Miami University was founded before Miami, Florida was.) I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Nutrition, but hope to someday own a café/bakery/yoga studio. I am currently in training to become a yoga instructor. I am the oldest of three girls. My two sisters, Katie and Emma, are my best friends. My parents serve as a constant source of inspiration, love, and support. We like to spend our nights piled on the couch in front of a fire, watching a movie (usually picked out by Emma), with our two bulldogs, Gertie and Beau, at our feet. I am so lucky to have so much love in my life.

I am totally new to blogging, and I am sort of going with the flow and figuring it out as I go along. One thing I do know is that you can expect new, honest content every Monday! I don’t really have a theme or a plan, but everything I post is coming straight from my heart. Enter your email to subscribe and follow along, and stay tuned every Monday! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the Internet, I love you!