My new position as Assistant Professor of Writing at Nova Southeastern University brought me 1,000 miles away from home. During my time in Fort Lauderdale (without my partner and without the friends who got me through grad school) I have decided to explore some of the more creative avocations I enjoy. I have been signing up for craft classes and joining craft meet-ups. and a new faculty friend of mine suggested I blog about these new hobbies. She’s smart, so I am taking her advice. My hope to share the new crafts I am trying (sometimes for the first time, sometimes for the fifth) and to explore the great people and resources that South Florida has to offer. I have found some gems in this community and I want to share them!