Harder still is that I've been in Knoxville a whole decade. Today marks my 10-year anniversary in this Scruffy Little City.
Something strange happened along the way: I fell in love with Knoxville. This coming from a girl who only meant to be here three to five years. It was supposed to be a pit stop and a stepping stone to a bigger city. But roots are a powerful thing. They have this finicky way of growing down deep. Knoxville has been for me a place of deep friendships and deep character growth.
Honestly, I don't know what's next. There's a wanderlust rooted inside my being. I'm pursuing a master's degree in public administration with a focus on policy and international relations. I don't know where this will lead. If I've learned anything in the last 10 years, it's to make plans with open hands.
So for now, Knoxville will continue to be home. I'm content.
|View of downtown Knoxville from Neyland Stadium|
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