first person

I left my job and traveled 31 countries in 8.5 months with my family — now we love it here even more

Last July, my wife, Natasha, and I along with our two-year-old son set off from our home here in Charlotte for an...

As a couples therapist, I can tell you that having a baby is the greatest – and statistically the worst

If you were to ask me a few years ago if I thought having a baby was one of the most challenging tasks you could undertake, I would have said, yes,...

Don’t be afraid to take an internship after graduation if your employer supports your growth

Four years flies by. One minute you’re moving into your freshman dorm, and the next minute you’re walking across the stage and crying inside because...

I tried to live without a car in Charlotte, but it only lasted 4 months

It may sound un-American, and living in the heart of NASCAR Country it could be sacrilegious, but can you live in Charlotte without a car? Coming...

Charlotte men, drop the blue shirts and khaki pants. It’s not 1995 anymore.

(Note: This is part of our First Person submission series. Benj is a local guy that values individuality and uniqueness above all else. He’s also a new...

A man took an upskirt photo of me. Here’s my warning so it doesn’t happen to you.

(Note: This is part of our First Person series and submitted from a reader.) It was surprisingly pleasant weather for March, and any excuse to get out of the...

I planned a scavenger hunt in Uptown Charlotte for 20 friends. Here are some tips for planning your own

Planning a group scavenger hunt through the streets of Uptown is easier than you think. Participants were split into two teams, each with a captain who would...

I went to Cuba, met gracious people and realized how pretentious we can be

(Note: This is part of our First Person series. Logan Stewart is the Director of Public Relations for OrthoCarolina and a volunteer for Operation Walk...

We remodeled our entire kitchen and kept the total under $3,000. Here’s how.

(Note: This is part of our First Person series. Jessica Horton is a Charlotte photographer.)  We knew before moving into our 1960’s-style home that the...

I married a Polish man and I’m surprised by just how much I’ve fallen in love with the Charlotte Polish community.

I met my future husband in Bremen, Germany, in the fall of 2013. I was starting my second year in the TransAtlantic Masters Program (through UNC) and he was...

I’m dancing in front of 1,000 people on Saturday, this is why

(Note: Judy Wishnek is the Charlotte Commercial Market Executive for Capital Bank. She’s a 19-year resident of Charlotte, a mom and definitely not a...