Misty is in America: Introducing Me

A deeper look at what this website is all about.

When I came up with the idea of creating my own website, I felt lost. I had no idea what I wanted to write about, how much writing I wanted to do and had all kinds of doubt about what audience I was going to cater to. But then I asked myself . . . “Misty, if there is ANYTHING you could write about, anything at all, what would it be?” I did not let myself think about how competitive the market is for the topic. I focused on me and what I wanted to do. Because when you’re writing for yourself, it’s that much more fun. That was when I settled on travel. Because you see, nothing makes me happier than traveling to different places. I want to see all of God’s creation, but I want to share that with you.

My goal is to walk you through historic places and tell you why that place mattered. I will show you these places through my photography. I want to remind you that history is not an enemy, rather a fascinating look at how far we have come. This is not saying that everything in history was good or should have happened, but it’s a look at how we handled it and what change it led to.

I want to share with you, the insights of why a certain topic is relevant. I want to introduce you to people in America today who may feel differently than you do and show you why they feel differently so that you have a well-rounded and educated look at America. And the best part is that anyone can take this journey with me.

I love photography; I love storytelling; I love history; I love travel; I love politics; I love America and I love the American people, put these things together and you get this website.

So what’s my background? How am I qualified to have a website about these topics? I am a 26-year-old Christian woman. I go to California Baptist University where I currently double-major in journalism and history, the perfect blend of my favorite topics. I have visited every state in the continental United States (which does not include Hawaii and Alaska), Taiwan, Canada and Mexico.

My parents took me and my sisters on a year-long trip around the United States when I was 8-9 (8 at the start, 9 at the end) so travel and history have been a crucial part of my identity my entire life. On the trip, my older sister Brittany, loved to visit the science museums and Broadway plays, my younger sister loved being active and adventurous, she loved nature and believed that the whole world was her backyard. She hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out again at just 7 years old. But me? I wanted the historic places. Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Lowell Massachusetts, Philadelphia with the Liberty Bell, Washington D.C. and so much more. All of these stand out as historic places that completely enraptured my attention as a child.

My parents have presented at homeschooling conventions and whenever my sisters and I were there, the audience or my parents would ask us what our favorite place to visit was. Mine was Washington D.C. At eight years old, did I really understand the significance of D.C.? Probably not, at least not in the way I do now as a senior in college. But the fact that out of every place I visited, D.C. was my favorite is a sign to my present self that I’m heading where I was always meant to go. So now I leave it up to you, whether you want to follow me wherever I go next.