“If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side.”—A wise friend
A few years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to be more positive. (Yes, I am one of those perfectionist, glass-is-half-empty kinds of people.) That launched me on a journey as a wife and mom toward appreciating and loving life as it’s happening to me, moment by moment. That’s why I write this blog.
For me, writing is an exercise in positivity and gratitude and searching for glimmers of the extraordinary as I slog through my daily responsibilities. Here, I constantly remind myself that life is a gift, and write about encounters that are magical, sad, frightening, spiritual, mysterious and completely unexpected.
Who am I? I am a 33-year-old Midwestern girl with Southern sensibilities. I am complex and neurotic and fun and shy, and I write for a living. I have a handsome husband who is a youth pastor and author and makes me laugh and encourages me to risk. I have two children, Jack, 4, and Reese, 18 months, who have opened my mind and heart in a thousand ways. I attend an Anglican church where I learn life-changing lessons by participating in liturgy and the sacraments.
Please keep reading. I would like to share my extraordinary life with you.