I remember the 90-plus degree day in June of 2003 when my childhood friends and I sat on Dean Field in our maroon graduation gowns listening to Mr. Klemme, Mr. Mounkhall, Dr. McGill and others encouraging us to soar on our journeys after high school.
I didn't want to leave Scarsdale. I felt like I was being kicked outforced to leave my town, my family and friends that I met before I can remember. But at the same time I was excited to explore who I was outside of the borders of Scarsdale.
My journey has taken me down many unexpected roads studying abroad in New Zealand, moving to Vail, Colo. to scan tickets at the bottom of a chairlift, teaching in an urban and diverse elementary school in Denver and becoming a reporter for a small, semi-rural Colorado town.
Returning to Scarsdale to help launch and curate The Daily Scarsdale is also unforeseen and refreshingly familiar at the same time.
I look forward to looking at and reporting on Scarsdale from the perspective of both a "Scarsdale girl" and an outsider.
There, after all, is no place like Scarsdaleno place like home.
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