Where I Got Published Today: Vox

The best $5,929.10 I ever spent: moving back to the Midwest

As an author, I’m all too aware of the standard plot: Young person leaves town to seek their fortune, then — once they understand who they are and what they have to offer the world — they return home. Because it’s where the heart is, or something.

But the younger version of me hated that story, because she knew that the 2,500-person town in which she lived was not where her heart was meant to be.

Which is why, when I moved back, I chose Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A two-hour drive away from my hometown.

Just in case you were curious as to how I ended up here. ❤️