Memphis is a city full of art and artists—and wherever you find art, you find passion, soul and beauty. Grace Baker’s passions are writing and sports, and this Grizzlies fan parlayed these two interests into her dream job.

Amazing Grace

As Baker explains, “Around the age of sixteen … I started writing for SB Nation’s Grizzly Bear Blues. From that moment on, I worked my way up the ladder to senior staff writer position.” She goes into more detail about her background on her website:

In the summer of 2016, I was hired as the blog’s gameday editor. I covered the Memphis Grizzlies for a full year as a media member. This included attending games and events, as well as interviewing players in locker rooms and attending press conferences. I wrote recaps for the games, as well as feature pieces and game previews. When I was at the games, I also ran the blog’s Twitter account.

Jumping into a Memphis Summer

Her Jumping into a Memphis Summer video serves to show off her love for Memphis, which is a lot of what her blog, “Words of Grace,” talks about. Her blog aims to feature the good in Memphis, as well as to tackle problems that many young adults face every day. She offers photography and videography sessions for any occasion, and some of her favorite places to shoot include Overton Park and Main Street. Words of Grace shines a spotlight on the 901 and those who make it great, as well as encourage others to chase their dreams and never settle by offering inspiring and practical advice in her weekly posts.

Making millennial moves in Memphis

According to Time magazine, the number of young adults in urban areas has steadily risen over the past decade. In 2018, millennials’ ages range from just-got-out-of-college (22) to having school-age children (37). Young families want to live in vibrant cities that offer culture and opportunity, which is why Memphis ranked fourth out of the top 25 urban areas millennials are calling home.

Memphis: A city for the young and young at heart

Baker is one of many young people shaping the future of our town. Although Memphis is a historic city, it’s also a place full of energy and opportunity. As just one example, the new construction you see in the downtown area may lead to $426 million in revenue, and another $2.5 billion in structures are currently in development!

Educational opportunities also abound in Memphis, and the Memphis Education Fund has made 2018 a target year for attracting quality teachers to Memphis and Shelby County Schools, with the group’s leader, Marcus Robinson, describing early literacy as “a huge focus.” Indeed, the University of Memphis continues to be a magnet for traditional students, older students and U.S. veterans.

It’s time to move to Memphis

Memphis is a great place to visit, but wouldn’t you rather live there? Baker might put it best when she says, “Time is like a train, and you are the conductor. You choose the speed, and you choose what stays on board with you. Regardless, you’re getting to your destination.” Isn’t it time for you to choose Memphis?

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