When I look back at the trajectory of my life I am often surprised.
I traveled the world to study clouds; I jumped around journalism jobs; I now work at a 118-year-old American manufacturer. I got married.
But when I delve into my motivation for living, working, playing...it makes perfect sense.
I work for a manufacturing company that, for 118 years has provided solid livelihoods for a substantial rural Tennessee population and quality, heirloom cookware to entire generations of Americans. And I was hired to tell their stories to a digital generation. It combines some of my greatest loves: storytelling, history, rural American life. It allows me to live in Tennessee. To grow these:
It's satisfying living where we do, spending our free time outside, gardening, cooking, walking. Last weekend, I dyed some cotton fabric with osage orange wood, with a friend who lives on a farm nearby:
I'm grateful to live where we do, grateful for the experiences that have led me to this place, however random or unusual. I'm happy to have a fun job nearby. Most of all, I'm happy to have a husband and friends here to share it all with.