You’ve likely noticed her presence on this blog for some time now, first as a contributor… and then more frequently in the new year. Today, I’m so excited to formally introduce you to Joanna, the newest member of the BLDG 25 team! We’re so excited to have her voice on the blog as our soon-to-be California-based blogger, read on to find out more about her:
I grew up in Sonoma, California, a sleepy, beautiful town about one hour north of San Francisco. I spent the better part of my childhood playing outside and getting dirty… catching lizards, running down hills, and scouring the land for arrowheads. But more recently I’ve been living on the opposite side of the country where lizards, vacant hills, and arrowheads are rarely ever seen… New York City. I’ve lived in NYC for a little over a year now, by way of Los Angeles. I love the hustle and energy that a big city provides but I also equally love escaping the concrete jungle to explore our natural land. Even as an adult, I still love climbing rocks and trees and running down hills. Soon, I’ll be making the journey back to California because, quite honestly, sometimes life takes you on a course you don’t see coming.
I tend to find inspiration everywhere I go — from the sound of a live band to the bright colors of street art. From the way the wind feels on a warm night to Jane Birkin’s classic style and Neil Young’s timeless voice. I try to stay present, to truly feel what is happening around me. It keeps me grateful, an outlook on life I try to always pursue. I am happy to get back to the California sunshine and to continue this journey with Free People!
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