A Little More About Me
Throughout my life I searched for answers, questioning why we struggle and encounter challenges. I still remember watching some random Love Boat episode and shouting, “But of course, that character had to disappear from her life so she would make the choice to be here in this exact moment!”
I sensed the plot lines within every story I seemed to stumble into and regularly questioned whose hand held the pen. Some people vaguely wonder about the meaning of life. For me, it’s been a life quest. In time I realized the questions themselves were more tantalizing and often more important than the answers ever could be. There was an undeniable desire to become a modern-day mystic—to delve as deeply as possible within the mysteries of life through studies and speculation. The first lesson I learned was accountability. Towards that end, I began to “live out loud,” telling myself that if I couldn’t own up to my choices then I should make different choices.
In the early years after the turn of the century, I began a process of writing regularly, sharing thoughts, insights, and my deepest feelings with the world at large. For a few years, I maintained a blog dedicated to encouraging fellow writers. This was a turning point for me. I discovered my greatest pleasure came about when I shared those insights and challenges in such a way that others felt encouraged and inspired.
My life trajectory itself is a mishmash of strange and wondrous events leading me to publish Bravely You, Bravely Me. When I’m not writing, I’m reading. When I’m not reading, I’m playing music. Saturday nights are most often spent playing vintage rhythm and blues or rock-n-roll at home with my guitarist husband. The rest of the time, I’m dreaming myself awake.
"Authenticity springs from the willingness to embrace the vulnerability inherent within accountability."