By Carly Clegg
It’s officially been one month since we moved to our home in Dallas and my mind has yet to find a moment to stop analyzing the macro of all that’s to come these next 4 years. I’m currently in that awkward phase of finding new friends, networking my way through the “D-town” elite scene and looking for the best sushi spot—ya know, just a gal trying to find herself after all. I’m constantly on a quest to find the balance between career goals and happiness.
So here I am ten years later, living back in a city that I grew up in, but didn’t. Dallas 2.0: the not-so hometown. Anyone out there grow up in the ‘burbs, 40 minutes outside of the city? It didn’t really count as living in said city… because how would you get there without a driver’s license, probs? Like, going to the Cheesecake Factory was AN OUTING of all outings–your 16th birthday kind of occasion. Now, I’m living literally in the heart of downtown, but this time as a twenty-something young professional who’s married and still loves The Cheesecake Factory. I’m acting as a stranger to what should be familiar, but isn’t.
Carly is a native Texan currently living in Dallas with her husband and English Bulldog. She studied Telecommunication Media Studies at Texas A&M University and has been chasing dreams ever since. She is the proud Digital Content Director for a woman-owned online boutique, Town & Key headquartered in Dallas that embraces individuality and empowers women to express their unique style. A performing arts enthusiast, her passion for production led her to positions at entertainment and media giants like the Walt Disney World Company and iHeartMedia. Always open for thought-provoking conversation and connecting with others over an iced coffee, you can find her on Instagram at @carlyclegg.