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Backyard inspiration

When people ask me what my dream job would be, without hesitation I say, "Hands down, Travel Writer/Photographer."

That wasn't always what I wanted to do. I've also wanted to be a:

-Touring singer or background singer

-Music video dancer (*sigh* if only I were in my 20s in the 90s...)

-Songwriter (this is why we moved to Nashville)


Now that I think of it, I actually have done all of those things in some capacity. Maybe not to the extent that I had dreamed of, but nevertheless, I have been each of those things professionally (even a music video dancer - if dressing up as "Coconuts the Kangaroo" for a kids music video counts!).

So maybe that's why I'm onto my next new adventure. If you're familiar with the Enneagram I've got one number for you: 7. (Side note: I've found the Enneagram to be very helpful in discovering things about myself that have allowed me to accept and appreciate my quirks that have traditionally driven me crazy. I highly recommend it!)

All this to say, I love travel and I haven't been able to get out of town recently due to work and, well, the phrase "starving artist" exists for a reason. So since it was beautiful yesterday, I decided I wouldn't waste the opportunity and decided to drive five minutes to our very own Downtown Franklin; after all, it has gotten so many titles, accolades, and hype - so I thought I'd go see it with fresh eyes.

Could inspiration be right in your own backyard?

Peeking through the window of Franklin Mercantile Deli,

one of my favorite quaint spots for a sandwich

I love how this window was still in tact. Maybe they'll keep it...

It's easy to stumble upon inspiration in Downtown Franklin

Hyacinths are such a beacon of hope - here comes spring!

Franklin, may you always stay classy and timeless

<3 amanda mae

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