Hello and welcome! My name is Genna, and I am a recent but proud resident of the greatest city in the world. My mission is to show people how amazing, complex, rich, and fascinating the city of Boston is. My blog focuses on the historical development of Beantown while offering fun travel and navigational tips.
A little about me: I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in history. I currently work in the field of higher education in Boston. I moved to Boston in May 2018, and I had the opportunity to work for museums throughout the city. I finished my honors thesis part time, which focused on Boston during the American Revolution. In my time in Boston, I fell in love with the complex streets, intricate and inconsistent architecture, beautiful parks, and the fascinating stories throughout the city. I knew I had to not only keep learning about this city, but I had to live here. And funnily enough, I knew that I had to live here since I was a young child. My parents often recall me talking about Boston since I was a little kid. I remember babbling to my mother when I was young about how I would someday have an apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, and I would run along the Esplanade with my dogs.
The second I moved here in May, I knew I made the right decision. Every moment I spend here is another moment of assurance that I am in the right place. I learn new things everyday about the city that makes me love it more. Boston has some ugly history, but I admire its consistent attempts to improve and make the lives of its citizens better. It’s a long journey, and Boston is not even close to being done. But I am excited to be here as Boston continues to improve.