Welcome to @SalvageLit

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I’m Heidi Porter: writer, wanderer, wine-lover, & wife. I also like my kids, dogs, food, & good lighting

I have a day job, but Salvage Lit is my space carved out on the Internet to write, be creative, & share the process.

If you like words & stuff, the ART side of the blog is for you.

@TheJetsetting Porters

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Also: in January 2019, my hubby, 2 kiddos, 2 doggos & myself sold all of our stuff & moved to the Dominican Republic to give #remotework a shot.

Why? Why. TF. Not.

So if you’re interested in that journey, the ADVENTURE side of the blog awaits.

Art & Adventure

THE BACK STORY After feeling unsettled for a while, the husband & I spent a week in Punta Cana (#bestlife) in June meditating on what comes next.  At the time, we had no plan. We just knew 1) I needed to switch jobs because #meh; & 2) we eventually want/ed to...

Stairs: Behind the Scenes

STAIRS I didn’t see the stairs/ until I saw you/ walking down them. I didn’t expect to fall/, but here I am/ looking up at you. I would like to pretend the inspiration for this mini-poem isn’t: I didn’t see the stairs/ until I saw the waitress/ walking down them/...

Blogress #2

Let’s start here: I don’t know what I’m doing. #welcometotheblog I do have an idea of what I’m doing, an instinct about the next step in my life - I know I want to be creative; write stuff; & do less of my day job so I can be creative & write stuff - but the...

Alpine, TX: Get Away

Alpine, Texas, is only ~2 hours from Midland, but at the same time, it is a world away. Midland is an oil town, dragged up, down, & repeat through economic booms & busts dictated by the global oil price. It is flat & desert, which makes the sunsets #hella...


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