I’m a “glass half full” person. Always have been. I believe in being positive: life is precious, there’s no point in wasting energy on complaints and judgment.
(Not that I don’t ever vent…)
I appreciate honesty, even when it hurts. I believe that every person on this planet has boundless potential. And beauty is all around us – even on the toughest of days – if we look hard enough.
I have an amazing husband, Chris. We got married right after I finished university. We’ve been together more than half our lives and he continues to inspire me. Especially when his clothes actually make it into the laundry basket instead of on our dresser.
We have two wonderful little boys. One is six. I’ll call him “J.” The other, “B,” is two. They brighten my every day, even when I’m feeling sleep deprived… which is a lot of the time these days!
I’m a writer and work in communications. When I started this blog in November 2011
I was at the tail end of an extended maternity leave and craved communicating with adults. It was rewarding taking time out from my professional life to take care of my littlest one, though now I’m enjoying being “back at it.”
I love my family and friends. I love hiking. I love travel and adventure, trees, road trips and the wind in my hair. I love the ocean and mountains, and the energy of a big city. Oh, and I love deep belly laughs and spirited conversations.
On the surface, all is fantastic. Great husband and kids, a good job, and supportive friends and family. But I’ve been plagued on and off for years now with the nagging sense that something important is missing. Meaning. Real meaning. You know, “life purpose” kind of stuff.
So this blog is a mixture of all that – positive thoughts, the adventures and misadventures of regular life, and my quest for purpose.