I was lucky enough to begin traveling the world when I was only 15 years old. I’m not quite sure what my parents were thinking letting their only daughter get on a plane to explore Italy and Greece, but I’m extremely thankful they did.
Since the summer of 2007 I have been to 12 different countries, including Germany, England, Turkey, France, and Spain. The majority of my time overseas has been spent in Germany with my two exchange students I hosted during high school. The culture there pulled me in and still hasn’t let go. I crave to go back, and each time I return to Arkansas I feel as if I’ve left part of myself in Europe.
I’ve always planned on moving off. I never saw myself staying in this community. It just isn’t for me. But during my college years I’ve allowed myself to become immersed in the close-knit feeling of Southern hospitality. I’ve begun getting out on the town and meeting new people and going new places. It’s a wonderful community that I am proud to be a part of.
With my recent networking I have become linked to different magazines in the area and have been freelancing since this spring. My most recent article was published in the Paragould Premiere Magazine. I got to interview a woman whose family has been doing reunions for 67 years! The stories she had of her family history were absolutely wonderful. It’s exciting for me to learn about the interesting people who live here, and listen to their stories.