I’ve lived in this city my whole life. I was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1988 and haven’t gone anywhere since. Come to think of it, my family has pretty much been here since they came over on boats from England and Denmark. I’m also a direct descendant of William Byrd, the founder of Richmond. Over the past six months or so, I’ve learned, grown, and discovered so much about myself, as well as thought about what the future might hold for me. I’ve considered all sorts of possibilities, but the one thing I don’t think I could consider is ever leaving this city. Now that I’m forming a business centered around the city, River City Media Ventures, I have even more reason to stick around. The city is just part of who I am and what my life is all about.
I spent the majority of both Saturday and Sunday at the Richmond Folk Festival downtown on Brown’s Island, where I took the photos you see in this post. I all the love the multicultural events held around the city such as this one. There’s just so much to do in this city that you can’t find anywhere else. I’m also really into history, and Richmond’s just brimming with it. You can almost feel the tensions of the Civil War and the historic burning of Richmond when visiting Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond means a whole lot to me. Simply put, it’s home.