Hi, I'm Tams Wright. I have been reading, writing, and hoarding stationery products since my parents gave me a roll top writing desk when I was 9 years old. I owe a great deal to my parents. They made reading and writing fun. Shelves were built into the headboard of my bed making it easy to grab a book and read at night. Library trips were a part of life. Essays and stories written for school assignments were shared with family and saved.
My love of paper runs deep. I grew up in a paper mill town. Both my father and grandfather worked in operations and maintenance at our local mill. I followed in their footsteps and worked in the industry for over 18 years. My bachelor's degrees are in Pulp and Paper Science and Chemical Engineering. I have served in several roles including process engineering, product development, project management, and sales.
In 2011 I made a personal decision to leave the paper industry. The thrill was gone and I wanted a change. Some may call it a mid life crisis, but I believe it was the right thing to do. I returned to graduate school and obtained an MBA. Since then I've been working hard to reinvent myself.
Change is rewarding, but it can also be scary, challenging, and stressful. Several people ask how I deal with it. I am happy to share what I've learned along my journey. Mostly, I try to live intentionally and find harmony. Reading, writing, and creating are a big part the process that keeps me motivated and on track. The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate my process and inspire others. Thank you for joining me.