Year One

Your first Soul Burger at Earnestine and Hazel’s. Your first game in the GrindHouse. Your first bike ride through Shelby Farms Park or first concert at the Levitt Shell. Year One is a chance to live or relive those moments through the eyes of new residents and possibly discover something you never knew existed in Memphis. Follow Ava, Daphne, Khrystal, and Steven as they adjust to their new home, find their new favorite places, and experience all the Bluff City has to offer. Welcome to Year One.

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You Should Also Know…

Year One is a storytelling campaign by City Leadership and Choose901 to promote Memphis as the premier place to invest and enjoy your life. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the individual bloggers and not of Choose901. Press interested in interviews with Year One bloggers should contact lisa@cityleadership.org.

 

Year One

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This week was a week of starting new things. I started my new job with Agape Child and Family Services on Monday. I feel …

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As a middle school principal of a charter school that believes college is certain for all of its students, I have been giving lots …

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Being new to Memphis, many times in conversation the question “How long have you lived here,” is asked and I typically answer “Only a …

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I decided I wanted to teach… something… two years after I graduated college. I kind of avoided accepting it and was quite in denial …

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Last week, I had the opportunity to do something I hadn’t realized I missed doing until I had done it again: go to the …

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I have always loved and adored animals of all kinds, probably because I associate animals with Disney movies and other kid movies that tell …

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One of my favorite times of year is the Lenten season. I didn’t grow up in a traditional religious family and never really went …

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For Easter weekend, my mom and sister came to visit Memphis. Every time my family and friends comes to visit, it can be kind …

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For all the great and wonderful things that I’ve experienced here in Memphis, I’ve got to admit that it can be a bit of …

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One fact about me is that I am incredibly unathletic and and completely uncoordinated. I didn’t play many sports growing up, mainly because being …

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I was headed to Phillip Ashley Chocolates in Cooper Young when I passed a very simple shop I hadn’t noticed before that seemed to …

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This week I had the opportunity to explore a part of Memphis that I am not familiar with. I went to the Shops at …

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I know that every major city believes that they are a big food town, but Memphis really is a HUGE food town. After all, …

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No matter where you’re from, you have to admit there is really no other city that is as political as my hometown of Washington, …

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Pottery is something I’ve always wanted to try and it’s partly because of one of my favorite 90’s movies “Ghost” featuring Patrick Swayze and …

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Moving to a new city, in a new state, two time zones away brings its luggage of stressors and challenges. Aside from moving your …

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This week marks the start of a new season here in Memphis, both literally and figuratively. In addition to the blooming of spring—complete with …

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I got an opportunity to work with one of Memphis’ incredible videographers recently. Moe Nunley has shot music videos for several Hip Hop artists …

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One of my absolute favorite places in Memphis is one that I am quite hesitant to write about… it might be one of Memphis’ …

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After much anticipation, Memphis Teacher Residency is moving into the newly renovated Crosstown Concourse THIS WEEK! Those of us who are on staff have …