"When I moved back here in 2010, I drove. I had never driven across the country. When I was driving through Oklahoma, I had a little bit of anxiety, like the opposite of claustrophobia — because there’s just nothing there. And then, I swear, right as I crossed the state line into Arkansas, it got green, and the road started curving, and I was like, ‘OK. This, I’m familiar with. There’s kudzu vines and Chik-fil-A.’ It was all downhill from there."