I paint stuff. And write stuff. And spend WAY too much time on Twitter and Pinterest.
I am a counselor, married to a counselor. That sounds fancy, but it really just means our fights sound hilarious.
I'm a(n) (over)thinker and an (over)analyzer.
For the first time in my life I don't have a 10 year plan. Or a 5 year plan. Or a 1 year plan. This terrifies me.
I love people, but they exhaust me. It takes a lot of quiet spaces for me to make it through the day. I tell people that that, and they laugh like I am joking. I'm not.
Quiet time is my salvation.
Once I get home in the evening, I'm not going back out. For any reason. Unless the house catches on fire, then I would go. But barring a crisis, nope, not leaving. This drives my husband a little bit crazy.
I love lots of things, including poetry, quotes, and jellybeans.
God and I have had our issues, but He never left me.
We do a lot of reading and resting and creating at our house. In my daughter's words, "We do the art."
My deepest, most precious beliefs can be summed up in two words: Love Wins.
I've had to walk away from situations because I was too angry to think straight. This inevitably leads to me standing in the Dollar General asking myself, "How can I let love win in this situation?" This is good for me, but possibly disturbing for the Dollar General employees.
I believe that every person deserves to be treated with love and respect. Even if they are jerks. I tell myself the jerks are sent to help me practice unconditional lovingkindness. Or patience. Or something like that.
I create to honor myself and to acknowledge all that lives in me.
I write to create a space for my soul to dance.
I share because there is power in connection. In that moment where our hearts meet and sigh, "Oh, it's true. You have been there. I am not alone." In that moment, we are both at our most human.
I share to shine a light on dark, unspoken places.
I share because I believe burning up my reputation, my togetherness, my 'fine' is a great love. And love wins.
I share to show that in every pit there is a bottom and out of every darkness there is a path. I share to throw a circle of light on the road.
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love" (Mother Theresa). This is my small thing.