As I round the bend into my 40s, I crave the authenticity of embracing who I am. The good and the bad. The highlights and the hard times. I’m not interested in manufacturing an image of perfection, but acknowledging the beauty in our individuality. Here are some of the things that make me, me.
I’m a fifth generation Texan. My mother and I were actually born in the same hospital (now demolished) in downtown Dallas. Despite being born in the city, I spent the majority of my youth in rural areas, and I really love goats.
I’m an enthusiast book nerd. Not only do I love to read, but I also enjoy collecting books, including antique ones. I call myself a ‘cozy minimalist’ except when it comes to books. I’m definitely a book maximalist.
I have two wonderful, unique, children that I homeschool. It’s a great privilege to be able to have the flexibility to support their needs, and still have a career I love. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy, but I am always thankful.
If I had to pick my least favorite food, it would be bananas.
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, especially seeing things that are off the beaten path. I can find something interesting to do wherever I go. I’ve been to 36 states so far (plus Puerto Rico!), and multiple countries, but there’s so much more I want to see.
I am sometimes awkward, always passionate, extremely nerdy and hope to never stop growing as a more compassionate human being.