Karina Chronicles

Woman We Love: Beverly Williams

Get ready to meet Beverly, a wonderful + fun lady! See how she explores the world. 

Name: Beverly Army Williams
Age: 43
Location: The woods of Connecticut
Online homes: Blog // Twitter // Flickr

Tell us what makes your blog different from!
PoMo Golightly has grown from a journal and knitting blog to one where I examine what it means to live in this time and place. I’m interested in politics, but I don’t often write about them. Instead, I use the blog to explore how to be a thoughtful, kind human, which is one of my most important goals. More and more, that means to me: embracing my passions, striving for great sustainability, and musing about the details that make life rich. Ultimately, I want to be an eternal student, and I’m not afraid to share my learner’s mind, even when I’m making mistakes.

What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?
I write fiction and non-fiction, and I love to read both. Right now I’m in the middle of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and The Man who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen. I read fiber arts blogs, and I’m always happy when I see a post from Completely Cauchy, who is fearless in her work. Another interest is minimalist fashion, so I always check out Courtney Carver’s Be More with Less posts. In fact, Courtney’s Project 333 sparked my interest in minimalist fashion.

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, what would you say?
She wouldn’t listen to anything I have to say! But I’m as stubborn as she is, so I’d still try to give her advice. I’d tell her to set her dreams even higher than seem possible, and then break down the path to those dreams into smaller stepping stones. It took me well into my twenties to realize I could accomplish almost anything if I found a way to tackle the goal in chunks.

What’s your favorite band/singer/music these days?
Everything old is new again! I recently raided my cd collection and loaded some old faves onto my iPhone. I’m listening to Seu Jorge’s The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, Buena Vista Social Club, Dan Bern’s Smartie Mine, and Jill Sobule’s 1995 album Jill Sobule.

Your perfect day. What would it look like?
Could it include instant transportation to Paris? If so, I’d have a coffee and knitting date with my bff Sara who recently relocated to France. But if I’m sticking close to home, the day would include a long bike ride, an hour or so to read under my favorite tree ( a weeping cherry), a few hours with one of my writing projects, and a hike in the woods with my husband and three dogs. I’d have to fit in time to watercolor and eat a delicious salad, too!

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