Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Thanks to Facebook, I discovered I really am a writer.  I’ve had numerous friends and family implore me to start a blog, start writing for real, based on the stuff I have posted online, so here goes. It’s a new dawn.  post

This is actually take three (three!) as far as blogs go. The first one began a few years ago but then I felt self-conscious and pulled it down. The second one started about 18 months ago, and I never told anyone about it. So, yeah….

What will it be about? Anything and everything… Ah, being an older first-time mom raising a family. Raising that family by deliberately and actively sharing our values with them. Navigating self-doubt as a professional woman. Travel. Trying to figure out what I want to be when I “grow up”. Overcoming naivety having been sheltered growing up. The battle of the introvert and extrovert inside of me. Love in all its many forms. Our consumer culture. What it means to cultivate beauty. Losing both parents relatively young. Friendship. Picking up and moving, and trying to get settled in a new town time and again. Loneliness. Getting married for the first time in my mid-30s. Melanoma. The state of our country. God and church and spirituality. Life is gym class. Personal growth. Various nerd alerts. Happiness. Race. Priorities. My love of everything Pittsburgh. Tough lessons learned. Daily gratitude. Overcoming depression and battling stress. Finances. Hopes and dreams for my kids. Artistry. Homemaking. Legacy.

You know…the every day stuff. Did I forget anything? lol

Thanks for coming along for the ride.