I moved to St. Augustine with my family from the tri-state area at 17. Leaving home, dear friends, and my safety net of familiarity was hardly easy, especially being fresh out of High School. I assumed that loneliness awaited me upon arrival. This ancient city progressively grew on me as I put down roots here, though. When friends and family would visit from out of state, appreciation for the historic district in particular would grow as we explored it together. Fast forward to today, and I find myself saying, "look where I get to live!" St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, established in 1565. The city has never been abandoned, making it the nation's oldest continuously inhabited European settlement.
I graduated from Flagler College, having double majored in English and Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations. While attending, I wrote for The Gargoyle, sometimes highlighting local restaurants that successfully married great taste and healthy organic options, i.e. Manatee Cafe and The Present Moment Cafe. I also conducted historic tours of the Ponce De Leon Hotel.
Writing is a passion of mine, and I am pleased to share the things I have grown to love and appreciate about this ancient city (along with the occasional quirky anecdote.) I hope my blog will help you discover something previously unknown and enrich either your brief visit to St. Augustine or your residency here.
With Every Good Wish,