As a quiet-loving introvert, I spend most days wrangling dogs and kids while searching for my lost mug of tea and a few minutes of peaceful solitude. (The tea is usually found in the microwave, reheated and forgotten; the solitude doesn’t always happen.)
I’m mom to five via birth, marriage, and foster-adoption, with three kids still under our roof; the older two are out on their own and already giving us grandchildren! In late 2015, we moved from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta to a small town on the North Carolina coast.
Live real, love hard.
My life goals in four words: live real, love hard.
To me, this means living simply and nourishing the relationships that truly matter. It means feeding my mind and soul and strengthening my body in order to be ready for whatever life brings. It means being brave enough to be vulnerable, and appreciating the beautiful even in the midst of the hard. Sometimes I get it right — but most of the time, not so much. That’s ok; I’m a work in progress, and I’ll bet you are too.
While you’re here, I hope you’ll find a dose of encouragement to live real and love hard, too.
A few posts close to my heart:
And, just for kicks: 41 random facts about me.
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Thanks for reading,