Isabelle Edwards Exploring Self Blog

Hey, hi, hello!

I’m Isabelle, a writer, educator, and bookworm living in Atlanta, GA! This summer, I’ll be starting graduate school and kicking off my teaching career! In the meantime, you can find me lost in a new read, cooking with my family, hosting my book club, TL;DR, or just straight-up napping. I'm blessed to be almost-married (June ‘19!!) to my best friend, Jeremiah, and we're the proud parents of two fur babies, Benson & Kahlo.

I believe the purpose of life is to discover your God-given gifts & then give them away in the service of others. After graduating from Brown University with a B.A. in English Literature, I started Exploring Self for that exact reason: I hoped that by sharing my experiences, I could create space for open, honest and vulnerable conversation, which would stimulate inner growth & form powerful community.

So welcome! In this space you’ll find thoughts, advice & conversation-starters about topics near-and-dear to my heart, such as wellness, books & travel. I hope you’ll join me on this journey of holistically exploring the self. Let’s dig deep. xx

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TL;DR atlanta book club about

TL;DR is a monthly short-story book club based in Atlanta, GA. Every month, members will choose a collection of short stories to read and discuss together. Meetings will be held at local coffee shops within the Decatur, Grant Park or Virginia Highland areas (typically from 10:00-11:30 AM) on a monthly basis.

Come for the whole meeting, or just a bit; read every short story in the collection or just a few — TL;DR is about building community, the joys of reading and gaining new perspectives. Sign up here!

TL;DR is an abbreviation for “Too Long: Didn’t Read.” It’s typically used online, at either at the beginning or end of a long post, to denote that a condensed summary of the article will follow. For example, under an article about Donald Trump, someone may write “TL;DR: Trump Sucks.” ;-)

In this scenario, TL;DR is a play at the fact that most book clubs fizzle out because their members don’t have time to read 300-500+ page novels. That’s why we only read collections of short stories — whether you read every story or just one, you’ll still be able to participate! Convinced? Sign up!

TL;DR Atlanta Book Club