Introduction: Hanna Smith

"The world is a book and those who 
do not travel read only one page."
-St. Augustine

It's the idea of life as a book. We are ultimately stories, after all. Our material belongings and physical bodies are entirely fallible. So, our greatest impact left behind are the memories we shared and the stories that are told when we are long gone.
So a story, essentially, becomes our ultimate legacy.

Hello — my name's Hanna Smith, Sheri's daughter and a new blogger on The Lemonade Digest women's blog. I'll be collaborating with my mom doing posts together and independently as we share our thoughts, adventures and more on this blog.

A little about me: I am the wife of a talented emergency medical technician, Adam. We have been married a little over a year, but have known each other the majority of our lives. I am the features editor of a business newspaper, prior to which I worked as a news reporter covering the justice system. Journalism is one of my greatest passions, and I am proud to be the eyes and ears of the community through news writing.

I am also a student surgical technologist, currently in my first year of studies. Never heard of a surgical tech? We work in the operating room maintaining the sterile field and providing a third set of hands during the operation. I plan to specialize in neurosurgery, the most effective method to treat chronic pain. I am very passionate about chronic-pain awareness and you'll find frequent posts on this topic here in addition to STEM related topics.

Although my husband and I live in southwest Missouri, travel is a large part of our lives. I make this priority as a firm believer that travel is one of the most worthwhile investments a person can make. It sweetens the story and broadens worldview.

Through my upcoming blog posts, I hope to share how I am trying to consistently dive into each page of each stage of my life — and I hope to encourage you to do the same. Life has made me resilient from a young age and taught me that experience is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

Please comment on any of my posts and discuss your views or something you've learned in your own life relating to the topic. Agree? Add information. Disagree? Voice your opinion. I want to hear it either way.

I look forward to being part of this blog and sharing life through it's (online) pages.