Hello there and thanks for coming by!
If I pretend I am writing a classified ad about myself it would sound a little bit like: Abrasive female who is opinionated, overbearing, and critical – on the flip side, insanely loyal, supportive, and nurturing.
I am a complicated person just like everyone else, and also like any other person, have good and bad qualities. I enjoy looking at all sides of things and then writing about them, even shining a light on the negative to help drive change – but I also enjoy getting to spotlight the beautiful pieces to every interaction. Nothing is one dimensional and I enjoy sharing that when I write.
I live with at least a thousand people running around in my brain that are waiting for a chance to have their story told.
I like to write the fictional characters as well as the ones that we can reach out and touch.
Mysteries and legends, superheroes and villains, love and hate, fear and strength, life and death – all the sides of the same coin capture my attention and I want to run amok with it.
I want to travel the world, I want to climb a mountain, I want to help birth a baby horse. I want to learn to blow glass and play the violin. I like to teach and learn, sometimes both at the same time. I enjoy singing and dancing (even though I’m not very good at either).
I love to talk and write and listen and read. Hiking and swimming, watching the stars and feeling the sun on my face, hearing the children squeal at the park and watching the elderly embrace life. It’s all worth seeing, every moment, and I want to capture it on paper every chance I can and share that with anyone willing to sit still long enough to listen (or in this case read).
I like emoji’s, and sometimes use air quotes wrong, I pretend to tap dance with my kids, and quote Dr. Seuss.
I forget what tense I am writing in halfway through and often have to correct myself repeatedly.
I have a love hate relationship with editing.
I love music, even if I can’t remember the name of the artist or remember a beat, I love the way that music makes me feel.
And once you get me talking it is very hard to get me to stop, so …