I’m Baylee, and I live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. My day job is teaching high school English, but at night, I’m an avid Pinterester, reader, and overbearing dog mom. My dog, Casey, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was rescued over a year ago and has completely taken over my days and bed.
I grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, but attended Kansas State University for my undergraduate in secondary English and Education. Currently, I am working on my masters in mental health and school counseling. My heart has always been in counseling, and I am going to see where the wind takes me with this! My boyfriend, Luke, coaches college football and his job continuously creates adventures in where we call home.
Writing has always been a get-away for me. Whenever I travel home, my favorite activity is deciphering old journals, dating back to age 6 or 7. They were full of gossip about friends, insights on life, and advice to my future self. For my own well-being, I have chose to ignore most of that advice. I remember the first time someone told me I wasn’t good at talking about my feelings. It was an old high school boyfriend. Little did he know, it was because I was writing all of my negative thoughts about him in a journal instead of saying them. It’s just easier for me to process that way and always has been.
Along with this, I have always loved to read. I used to say that I wanted to be a fiction author. I got reintroduced to this dream during my creative-writing course in undergrad. These dreams haven’t completely faded, I just am not secure enough in them to quit my day job, yet.
Melanie was always someone I looked up to in college and I was so excited when she asked me to start posting content. As of right now, I want to focus on what I know I’m good at, books. Later on, I am excited to add to this incredible community in any way I can!
As I was reading through the previous posts and thinking about what I could write in the future, all I could think about was a quote my mom used to say to me when I was younger, “Why do we, as women, who know how hard it is to be a woman, make life harder on other women?”.
I hope this can be an uplifting place for women to make life easier on one another.
❤ peace, love, and good books,