I am a Georgia born, Florida raised, Alabama newcomer. I’m also a wife of 37 years, mother of 4 + 1, grandmother of 2, writer, novice photographer, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and substitute teacher.
Due to a job transfer, my husband and I left Jacksonville, Florida in April of 2014 and moved to Birmingham. I started this blog as a place to gather information about Birmingham that I found helpful – for myself and for the other families moving here along with us.
The original title , “The Bells Go To Birmingham – 2014” , was a play on words referencing a book I’ve read numerous times over the past six years or so. The book is The Watsons Go To Birmingham- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I jumped into the middle of that book when I took over an English class mid-year. The following year I read it aloud to my sixth graders. Since then I’ve read it together with many classes. I’m no longer teaching full-time, but I keep a few copies of the book on my bookshelf at home. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d actually be living in Birmingham. What providence from God – and it seems a bit of a sense of humor, too.
in March of 2015, I felt it was time to shift my focus a bit. I want to continue to explore Birmingham and share my thoughts and pictures. I want to make Birmingham my home.
I’m currently a staff writer for the Leaf and a substitute teacher in Shelby and Jefferson Counties.
You may also like my personal blog, Not In This Soup Alone .
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to follow my tweets on Twitter.