“Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.”
― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
“Moving” blog posts have become quite a familiar topic on our site. Blake and I started out in disparate places, he in Iowa (the blue) and I in Georgia (the pink.) All of the orange markers in the map above indicate the places we have moved since being together. And the yellow, you ask? Well, that’s our next location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
I’m super excited that I’ll be an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Southeast Missouri State University starting in the Fall!
Our path to this point has been quite complex–and exhausting! We met in New Orleans, Louisiana; moved to Athens, Georgia briefly; moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and then it was Murray, Kentucky; Bowling Green, Ohio; Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi; and now to Missouri! All of these travels have included us teaching at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Tulane University in New Orleans, Baton Rouge Community College, Murray State University in Kentucky, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport. Whew!
Blake will probably be staying on for a time at Bowling Green State University in Ohio before moving down to Missouri with me. I hope we can work it out so that he can come sooner rather than later. Living apart has been no fun.
We’ve got a lot of travels ahead of us this summer, of course! We’ll be moving stuff from Northern Ohio and Southern Mississippi to Missouri and traveling to see family in both Iowa and Georgia. We are also plotting a brief jaunt over to South Dakota, spending a week in Houston, and hope to house sit for a week in Brooklyn, also!