I’m Laura (and that’s Callie).

I’m a Blue Ridge-bred twenty-something, currently traveling the country with my fiance, Chris (and the dog, of course). I’m happiest when I’m outside, whether that’s on a trail in the wilderness or in a hammock in the backyard.

I’m an optimist and an ambivert, a writer and an explorer—of both the world we live on and the one inside my head. I believe in the serial comma and the philosophy of “you do you.” Sometimes I feel like two opposites awkwardly smushed together: the dreamer and the To-Do list-er. The homebody with a serious case of wanderlust. Half hippie and half Southern belle, always attempting to practice that simple and elusive concept, balance. (And reminding myself that balance is a practice, not a state of being.) 

Most of my time is spent over-thinking everything and/or spilling coffee on myself. I can also be found taking too many pictures of Callie, planning out my next hiking trip, or finding new ways to eat sweet potatoes.

I’ve been writing since I can remember. Stories are both how I make a living and how I make sense of the world. They’re not just how we communicate, but how we connect with one another—how we learn. Mostly, that’s what I’m here for. To learn about myself, our world and my place in it. About how to find inspiration—not guilt or inadequacy—in the space between who I am and who I want to be. About the best way to cook scrambled eggs and if it’s really possible to run a quick errand at Target.

I hope you can learn something here, too.

Thanks for reading!


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Want to see more of my work? Visit my website or my LinkedIn.

Questions, comments, concerns, ideas, etc.? Send me an email. I’d love to hear from you!


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