I am from a small town, about 30 minutes south of Nashville, called Spring Hill. Fun fact, I lived in the same house from the time I was born until I moved to college!
Funny enough, I met and started dating a boy, through Instagram in 2018, that lived in Oregon. I visited several times, over the year and a half that we dated long distance and fell in love with the city. I graduated from college in May of 2019 and knew I wanted to move away from Tennessee. So, I drove my car across the country, full of my things, to Oregon!
The weather is a big difference. While both places are rather temperate, there are thunderstorms in Tennessee, but there aren’t many in Portland. Here, it just kind of mists all of the time. Another big difference is the culture. The south is just a different place.
Yes and no. A lot of what I learned in school prepared me to critically think through challenges and work hard (and how to stay up all night and somehow function the next day).
Hard to pick. In terms of clothing, a brand out of New York called Collina Strada, because they are an environmentally focused brand that creates unique fits and dyes. I am also really inspired by a Portland restaurant called Luce, I love the atmosphere and the food is really good.
I won’t say the year (sorry mom), but my first memory of beer was around a fire, on a beach, on an island off of the coast of Maine. I think it was a Franks.
I was at a going away party in college and the guy got himself a Sierra Nevada keg. A friend did a keg stand on said keg.
Nope. I imagined myself working in fashion, but the opportunity to work at Hammer & Stitch was presented to me and I really liked how the brand was explained. I really wanted to be a part of starting something great.
My computer. I do most of my work from it, I make art on it, and I can watch movies and shows. Lol.
2 albums – channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean and Nonstop Feeling by Turnstile
2 outfits – swimsuit and an oversized tee and shorts. Got to be practical.
2 beverages – water and endless mojitos
2 foods – Pasta from Luce and Ramen
2 tools you’d want – An ax to cut down tress for firewood and to build a hut and a lighter?
Ain’t no thing.
Throwing Stars. My dad always says that distance is your friend.
Depends on my mood, but if I had to choose I would say non-fiction. I like to read about art and design theory, and I really like to read about cults.
On Guitar Hero, guitar, because you get to play more notes.
Hardwood with a rug. Best of both worlds and easier to clean, especially with a dog.