About

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”

― Henry David Thoreau

Bonjour et bienvenue!

The above Thoreau quote sums up my philosophy: to pursue my dreams and live a life with as few regrets as possible. This pursuit has led me to find educational and career opportunities in Alabama, New York City, Chicago, and Milwaukee. An enthusiastic student, I have a B.A. from the University of Alabama and J.D. and M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois. I have practiced law, worked in libraries, taught yoga, and lectured and researched at universities.

Living the life I have imagined for myself includes writing, which has been featured on MindBodyGreen and Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling. It also includes traveling and spending time with Mon Mari and Le Chien, a mischievous miniature dachshund named Charlie Brown.

It also includes finding joy in everyday living and starting Joie de Vivre to share my love of traveling, cooking, and organizing. We make lists and rearrange closets for fun here!

Merci for reading!

Amitiés,

Katie