My name is Artra W. Rice-Nelson. I have accomplished a variety of things. When I thought about my about me section for this conversation between myself and the world, aka my blog for my Introduction to Media Class, I thought it would be the standard list of accomplishments and essential background information.

Then, I remembered the freedom Dean Walker gave the class in this assignment. If any reader would like that information, I would be more than happy to share it; however, at this moment, we are really going to hear about me, the real me.

In February 2020, I transitioned from marriage to co-parenting, and then boom, the pandemic started. These two life-altering experiences have led me to question what I know about myself and life.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
Family means everything to me. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but Covid really made me value this precious gift from god.
Work and a career are not the most essential components of life. Yes, a good job can fund a particular lifestyle but assessing opportunity costs should be done frequently.
Lastly, I really do feel like I’ve underestimated the importance of love; love of life, family, and creativity.