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.

Group BPhoto by Carla McDonald

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

,

One of the best perks of living in the South is the ample choices of bomb-ass food! BBQ was not on the top of my …

,

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,  which ironically …

,

I was so excited to get home to New Jersey and enjoy the holiday season. I definitely missed family, friends, and making merry nearby …

,

The holidays for me have historically always been hectic and busy and that’s when I lived in California. Now that I moved two time …

,

New Year’s Eve is probably my most favorite holiday in the world—mainly because it involves two of my most favorite things in the world, …

,

Luckily for me, Memphis Teacher Residency graciously allowed me to have two weeks of holiday vacation. This is perfect because with my husband being …

,

I have never been to a hockey game nor do I know anything about hockey except the well-played, famous, flying-V formation in the Disney …

,

I have a confession. I am not one to generally get in the Christmas spirit. Besides the commercialization of Christmas—I witnessed Christmas trees being …