Your name: Maria Drummond
Your blog or website: Facebook
Current city: New York, NY
Tell us about you in 140 characters: I’m forever in love with Tennessee, Swedish Fish, Gold Fish crackers, outlaw country music, delft blue and England in the Spring.
Why did you decide to join the Tribe? Few burdens are heavy when everyone lifts
What’s a favorite book you couldn’t put down? Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, or anything Fitzgerald
What’s your theme song? Can I pretty please pick two? Wildflowers by Tom Petty and Hard Times by Gillian Welch
What’s your favorite piece of advice someone gave you? Before I moved to New York my boss in Nashville told me to be the kind of girl that can make a decision. She stressed that even if you make a wrong one, you can reroute and correct it with a right one. I think she was actually challenging me but sugarcoated it by calling it advice. Smart lady.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? I spent a month traveling around Europe and sleeping on strangers couches… probably not the safest thing in the world but it absolutely changed my life. I’m praying that my mother doesn’t read this…
What are you most passionate about? People. I was always terrible at math and science (I’m talking count-on-your-fingers-in-high-school terrible), but excelled in English and History because both subjects told stories about humanity.
I’m sure a boatful of people would disagree with me on this but I don’t see anything more important than investing in people— whether it be your neighbor or your brother or someone half way across the world whose name you always misspell. I also would argue that there is nothing more interesting or exciting or rewarding as investing in people.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? France. But you can keep Paris; I want the countryside.