Achieved Independence

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On Monday our country celebrated its 240th anniversary of independence. Meet RuthE. She celebrates her independence every day.

ruthe independence blog“To me, independence means having the freedom to do what I want. I am living my life the way I want to live it.”

RuthE lives her independence through art, travel, and exploring Birmingham.

You can find RuthE painting at Studio by the Tracks. Her subjects? The Millennium Falcon, landscapes from her travels, and cars. You might have seen her art that featured in Studio by the Track’s silent auction and event, Art from the Heart.

RuthE Stanley Hotel

RuthE  loves to travel and has been everywhere. Yep, you read that right. She lived in Germany for several years when her father was in the military and she traveled all over Europe. Back in the U.S., RuthE has visited 44 out of 50 states. That number will soon change when she travels to Alaska this fall. “Sometimes before a trip, I’ll look up the best places to eat or what sites to see. But my favorite trips have been when I don’t plan and just go do.”


When not at work, you’ll find RuthE hanging in Five Points with friends. She enjoys the walkability and the energy Five Points emits. After you spend time with RuthE,  it’s easy to see why people are drawn to her. She is a devoted friend and passionate individual.

What’s RuthE’s life mantra? “Don’t let anything stop you from what you want to do. If you want it, go for it.”

Wise words, RuthE!

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