Community is the word that sticks out in my head while I try to come up with the right way to introduce myself. It’s the word that comes up most in my job interviews. It’s the word I hang on when people ask me why I have returned to north Louisiana after years of traveling and living elsewhere. I launch that word from my mouth usually without full awareness of what it means. It’s been years since I have truly embedded myself into my community.
I grew up in Shreveport. I was a Little Leaguer and a