What would it feel like if you stopped chasing a life that wasn’t your own and started creating a life you love?
What would that feel like?
Writing helps me make sense of life. I started this blog in July of 2015 to do just that. I had recently become a mom, returned to the town where I was raised, and followed instinct over intellect to leave a stable career without a safety net.
There is nothing more uncomfortable for me than the uncertainty of what’s next. But one morning as I sat quietly something inside me said, “just start.” And the more I listened to my intuition the more the ideas came pouring out. I needed to write. I needed to capture the meaningful moments. I needed to connect. I needed to stop imagining the future and instead start embracing the juicy, complicated, beautiful now. I was sick of moving and I chose to become rooted. I was ready to embrace life as an honest to goodness Townie in Winston-Salem, NC.
In my opinion, a Townie is much more than meets the eye.
A Townie is someone who is rooted and invested in the town in which they live. Townies believe in one another and their community. They are doers, makers, dreamers, creators. They may be grounded but they are not complacent. Above all, they use their unique gifts to make wherever they are a better place.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina is filled with inspirational Townies just like this. This blog is where you can meet them one by one. And because real connection begins offline, I hope you’ll get out and experience our town by taking part in some of the handpicked happenings I share weekly, and our co-hosted community gatherings with the Townies you see featured right here.
Sure, this is a blog but to me it’s more of an experience.
It’s a test to see what life feels like when you get rooted, get invested, and get inspired by one other. I hope it encourages you to do the same.
4 thoughts on “on becoming a townie.”
And I’m so glad you started this blog! Through your writing and stories I feel more connected to this sweet city too! 🙂
It helps that you are an awesome person who gives of herself in the pursuit of helping others. I am happy to be a townie with you….
Love your picture
Well said. I’ve often said Winston-Salem is “just big enough,” meaning that if you know where to look, there’s more than enough to enjoy.