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, very active little boys. One is seven. I’ll call him “J.” The other, “B,” is three. 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 a personal empowerment coach. I started this blog in November 2011 when I was at the tail end of an extended maternity leave. I felt the need to write. So I went with it, and it has led me in amazing new directions that I couldn’t have imagined.
I love my family and friends. I love hiking, 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.
Life is amazing. I’m grateful for my wonderful husband and kids, fulfilling work, and supportive friends and family. But it took me a long time to get here – I was plagued on and off for years with the nagging sense that something important was 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 (and discovery of!) purpose.