Well, I moved here this past summer, so I am brand new to Five Points and Columbia. I was born and raised in southwest Virginia and lived there for 23 years. When my parents both retired last year and moved away, I had no more ties there – so I started looking for a fresh start. My longtime boyfriend had moved here about a year prior and loves the area, so I figured it was time to make the move as well. About two months after settling in, I started teaching at South Carolina Dance Company in Lexington. I completely fell in love with the studio and people, and have been fortunate enough to stay there. At the beginning of 2015, I started working here as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Five Points Association.
I have completely fallen in love with Five Points and Columbia.
The biggest thing that I have taken away from my short time here is how welcoming this neighborhood has been to me. Every meeting I've been to, I've been welcomed with open arms. People support me – they know that I'm new and that I'm learning day by day. Everyone that I've met has been so good to me and I'm so appreciative of it because I think those qualities are hard to come by these days. It is definitely one thing about the Five Points family that is unique and wonderful.