Welcome to Salt House Road

I grew up in a house with parents whose lives revolved around art. It served as both their occupation and their solace. From a very young age, they taught us that art is not only an articulation of inner voices, but also a skill to be crafted. Salt House Road is my adventure into both of these mediums: a desire to share my voice with the world and an artistic journey to craft my writing, photography and design skills.

This journey started last year when I reflected on my 2014 New Year’s resolutions (which I like to keep diligently under my mattress). It was a darn good year and I was proud of my accomplishments…

  • finish graduate school (check)
  • consolidate student loans (check)
  • get a promotion (check)
  • run a 5k (check)
  • learn how to become a smart investor (check)
  • take guitar lessons (check)
  • pay off car (check)

…but I still felt like something was missing.  I had been so focused on climbing the corporate ladder, and checking the boxes on my endless to do list, that I had neglected the parts of myself that most needed nourishing. And so I asked myself: what have I been given? what can I share with the world? What will make me feel whole again? What is my calling?

“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer” – zora neale hurston

Salt House Road is the question, and the answer.

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On New Year’s Eve, I told my family that I was beginning a new adventure and I promised myself by 2016, I would launch my blog: Salt House Road and write my way back to authenticity. Because Cheryl Strayed said it way better than I ever could, “I refuse to let myself become a dried up version of the person I intended to be”. I spent many months just reading and digesting everything I could get my hands on about blogging. I knew the writing would part  would come to me, but I was in way over my head regarding all the technical components of opening a business and building a website! It took me a solid year, but VOILA! Here we are! My roots are finally ready for some rich soil! I hope you will come along and join me for this continuous unfolding. Lets read some books, visit some antique stores, make some darn good coffee and chat. Won’t you #walkwithus?

Please come back soon, the door is always open.

with grace and salt, kirsten

Read more about the meaning of Salt House Road and our philosophy under the “About” tab. We look forward to your feedback! Like what you see? Help us spread the word (#passthesalt as we say around here) and tell your friends to stop on in!

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8 thoughts on “Welcome to Salt House Road

  1. I can’t even begin to describe how impressed and inspired I am by just the little I’ve read so far. I cannot wait to share your ideas and insight with Alexandra ~ Thanks

  2. Kirsten ,

    I am in awe. I have always been amazed by you and your wonderful qualities. I wish you success on your new adventure and if you don’t mind, I will be along for the ride. Aunt Kate