I am a flower child who grew up on the sandy shores of Oak Island, North Carolina. A town that is about 14 miles long and 7,000 strong. I may be a small town girl, but I wasn’t exactly living in a lonely world. Believe me when I say, we all know everyone. Seriously you can’t go to Walmart without running into at least three people who have known you since you where “this tall” (bonus points if one of said people was your former teacher.) I am a proud product of being raised on sunshine, good vibes, and rock ‘n roll.
I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2016. In lieu of joining the 9-5 world, I dove headfirst into the deep end of life experience, come October of the same year I plucked up my roots, and ever since I’ve spent my days blowing in the wind. I am a US Historian by major, but a writer by nature. In school my studies focused on political & social movements of the 20th century. I explored the politicization of rock n’ roll and how it created a medium of communication within the counterculture movement. I sought to answer the question, “why did Woodstock, and it’s three days of peace, love, and music, come to represent the 1960’s as a whole which was America’s most violent, volatile, and divisive decade?” Realizing I had more questions than answers, after graduating I took inspiration from my counterculture predecessors and began backpacking around the world.
28 months road been my home, address unknown, stress? Little to none.
Aside from entertaining the masses with this blog, (ehh a girl can dream) my fingers often fire out poetry, satire, and historical fiction. I can’t carry a tune to save my life, but I consider music’ my religion and Bob Dylan’s the pope. Although I haven’t taken lessons years, I still prefer to dance my way through life rather than walk.
Living a stones throw from the ocean my whole life means a piece of my soul will always reside in the sand. Yet, I keep my arms open to adventure with passport firmly in hand. It may sound like my head is up in the clouds, but stick with me and you’ll see I’m pretty down to Earth. If my heart were a compass the needles would point towards; dancing, reading, writing, and traveling.
I’m often attracted to street art, a firm believer it’s never too cold for ice cream, praise the Gods for the love of oatmeal, been known to craft in the woods, throw some pretzel stick arms in a friendly bout of hacky sack, and I like my jokes like I like my beers; the more pops the better.
I’ve been known to rap a lil Eminem & dance a little Joplin. A part time vegetarian, but a full time wanderer starving to live life like my favorite pair of red Vans.
Stay tuned, one of these days I just might be coming to a city near you!.. and ask to crash on your couch.