I write, read, listen to NPR, Tweet, take pictures, work on quilt projects, plan and daydream about other quilts projects, make lists and draw quilts in one or many of my notebooks, read magazines, listen to podcasts, collect too many magazines, reorganize my bookshelves, make the corners of my apartment beautiful and comfortable, snuggle with my cat, and eat delicious food. I have a very long Amazon.com wish list and compulsively get half-way through really good books and stop there. I live in a loft right next to five train tracks; it’s pure urban jungle and I adore it. I do all this in Atlanta, Georgia.
I recently finished my master’s degree in public history, and hope to snag a full-time position in the thriving historical and cultural field of this, my adopted hometown. I’ve been working on some odd projects to pay the bills, and expanding possibilities far beyond what I ever would have if I had moved straight into a full-time position. The jury is still out on whether or not this phase in my life is a blessing or the curse of this moment in economic time.
Scarves, notebooks, coffee, reading great blogs, getting new magazines in the mail, homemade smoothies, sugar cookies, Denyse Schmidt’s amazing talent and style, seeing movies in the movie theater, Twitter (have I said this?), getting school supplies, organized and simple spaces (especially around my desk), hardwood floors, mid-century modern furniture, Design*Sponge, the National Geographic Society, traveling, Mexican food, modern quilting, delicious curries, thunderstorms, and being around people that I love and enjoy.
Valet parking, cleaning my apartment, overly large pickup trucks (the kind with two sets of wheels–I don’t understand the need), clumpy mascara, people who over-share their personal genealogical research.