garden 2019

I have trouble nailing down my true earliest memory. I know there are people who can easily recite them, but I’m not sure I know exactly which memories came first. I remember standing on my tip toes next to a table that was moved out onto Mamaw and Papaw’s driveway with my mouth open wide... Continue Reading →

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018 y'all! I'm thrilled to be starting a new year right here – I mean that in both my physical location and emotional state. 2017 was a wild ride. Around this time last year Russ and I were doubling down on our plan to buy our first home. (I shared details of what we... Continue Reading →

Pickens County

It's hard when I'm on a trail not to look around and think of who's been there before. I look up the hill beside me and imagine how the natives might've run criss-cross paths through the trees. This was their land long before anyone carved out trails and nailed markers to tree trunks. I imagine how... Continue Reading →

leaving home

I've never been able to grasp the concept of moving out of a home and just leaving it, permanently. The idea sits right outside the edge of basic rationale, despite the fact that it's just a thing we all do. I've lived in four houses with my family (nine homes total, if you count dorms... Continue Reading →

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