I am extremely honored to be Arkansas Women Bloggers October Blogger of the Month. Thank you!
I’m Kelly Jo from Delta Moxie where I share my life living in rural Arkansas. My real name is Kellee Mayfield. When my husband and I moved to Lake Village (very southeast Arkansas) six years ago, I began playing tennis for the first time in my life. People started calling me Kelly Jo while I was on the courts and off. It stuck (especially in my tennis circle).
We have a precocious, creative seven-year-old daughter who is saving her money for an RV. A fancy one. When I point out smaller RV’s she quickly says, “No. She has her sights on a big rock star tour bus. So maybe in the future I’ll be driving her and her RV around until she’s old enough to get her driver’s license.
Until then, I spend many of my days in operating rooms, cath labs or doctors’ offices working as a contract clinical specialist for a medical device company. It’s fast-paced, challenging and very fulfilling. It makes me feel good.
My blog, Delta Moxie, is a cumulation of what it’s like to live in the Mississippi Delta and southeast Arkansas…well, at least from my perspective. I am fortunate enough to travel and explore this area with my job. Lake Village is like a bedroom community for Greenville, Miss. My husband, the man with no personal social media accounts, really loves my blog and is my biggest fan. He insists people go follow Delta Moxie, like the Facebook Fan Page and follow me on twitter. That’s some true love, right there.
I recently joined Mississippi Women Bloggers, as well, because I spend a lot of time in Mississippi. I cross over the Mississippi River most days and somedays, several times a day. (Y’all, the Mississippi River is amazing!) Like many of the children in Lake Village, our daughter attends school in Greenville. You’ll see Lake Village people (I call citizens of Lake Village, “Lake Village People”) at the Greenville Walmart, Greenville dry cleaners, Greenville Toyota dealership, and eating at the original Doe’s Eat Place, you know…in Greenville. It’s a good 30 minute-one-way trip to Greenville. Lake Village is rural and Greenville is less rural. (There is no Starbucks within 90 miles…and that’s okay.)
To tell you more about me, I’m passionate about painting (art, although I’m getting good at painting walls), eating whole-nutrient-dense food, writing, blogging, hating mosquitos, hoarding reusable shopping bags, Netflix, the Mississippi River, traveling and the Delta.
A big virtual hug goes to Arkansas Women Bloggers for the support and community this group of women provides. I’ve gone from knowing zero to October Blogger of the Month. Your content and monthly challenges are invaluable. (If you are a woman and blog in Arkansas, you need to join.)
When you are in your part of the state, you can find me at DeltaMoxie.com or at:
Facebook Delta Moxie
Instagram delta moxie
Tumblr: delta moxie (I have six followers, you could be the seventh!)
In the midsts of this season’s spooking and everything scary, ARWB’s October theme is Phobias. I experienced a phobia in the spring involving a Texas bridge I will call unreasonably tall.
So begin thinking about phobias.
Welcome to October!