It wasn’t until I moved away that I fully appreciated Vermont. I grew up in a small southern Vermont town, a fourth generation Vermonter, where there really wasn’t much in the way of excitement. I played sports, hung out with friends and worked hard in school. After I became a teacher, I wanted desperately to teach in VT, but it just wasn’t in the cards. One day I ran into a professor from college and he said, “If you are willing to move to an urban area for 3-5 years, you can come back and teach anywhere you want.” And you know what? It took me four. So after 4 years of teaching in Maryland, my husband and I are home. I am a teacher, a wife, a new mom, and I’m enjoying living my life in my home state.
Top 5 things I love about VT:
1. The seasons – especially Fall.
2. Maple syrup
3. The slower pace of life
4. My family is here.