One of the dreams that Janika Dillon is currently 'dating' is pursuing a PhD in History. In exploring this possibility, one of the people Janika wanted to learn from was Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, and a Harvard professor. So, she combined her dreaming with some derring-do, and asked to meet with Ms. Ulrich. Janika begins with the question: Your life's work has been to study the daily lives of women in history. What do you think is the benefit to women today in looking back? What can we learn from these women in history?
I was born on my mother's bed in Santa Ana, CA, the third of eight children. It had the potential to be an embarrassing situation, but thankfully I was busy enough that I didn't care. I went to Ricks College, then to Weber State University, where I met my husband and then finished my degree (BA in English). I have four children, no marketable skills, and I spend all my "free" time driving, planning youth activities for church, and pretending I can manage my time well enough to have a creative hobby. For this post, I asked Lisle what makes her happy and to then collect images that visually capture the why of that happiness. Make sure you read all the way to #14 - her discussion of Wyoming quite lovely. She begins: