I am a woman, writer, wife, mother, activist, educator, small business woman, and part-time fitness instructor. I have many interests, few hobbies, and a passion for Life that is probably unparalleled. I believe that we are here to learn lessons in this thing called Life, and that if we are patient and humble enough, we might also learn some important lessons about ourselves in the process. I’ve worked several “jobs” including teacher, corporate salesperson and marketer, but I find the most joy in my current role as a wife, and stay-at-home mother of three beautifully adjusted and brilliant children (a boy, age 12, and two girls, ages 7 and 4), whom I hope to raise well, by pouring into them love, compassion, kindness, and affirming words. Their voices make all the difference in my day, and their smiles are nothing but pure delight to those in need of a personal touch or connection. I take great pride in loving them, and feel honored to be their mom. I believe that one of the secrets to this joy that I’ve found is being married to my dear husband. He is my bestie, my soulmate, my life partner, and my biggest cheerleader yet! Basically, we were made for serving each other. In addition to this very important relationship called marriage, I also insist strongly on sisterhood – a network/ circle if you will – of equally bright, like-minded women that possess more or less, the same values or priorities when it comes to relationships and parenting, and an unparalleled zest for life, and all that it has to offer.
As an activist, I begin first with my own children. Together, we’ve developed a platform called “Make Some Noise!”. Its mission is to“engender empathy on all levels, among children and families, through tangible social action.” Through this vehicle, we hope to raise civic-minded, and responsible global citizens in the process. As a family of five, we partner with other families and existing organizations, to have an even larger impact. We are very vocal about raising awareness on important causes and needs, and believe that our collective partnerships can affect change on both local and global levels.
I believe that the creative process has to do largely with how one lives, works, and seeks to connect with the larger world-stage, and communities both near and far. This conviction leads me to live Life as an Art Form, purposefully and meaningfully, like the selection of a medium (canvas, paper, clay), or colors on an artist’s palette. Each action, each brush stroke, is then a deliberate and conscientious movement, which plays a definitive role in creating the final product. My forum for this life art is writing; whether it is prose, poetry, commentaries and quips (many of which you’ll find here), motivational self-discovery material that I believe connects us into one human tapestry, or even a novel! I also enjoy creating beautiful crocheted items for the home and to wear for those I love.
In living Life as An Art Form, I hope to build a legacy for my family, one to which they can refer time and time again, in their living, and for the communities that they inhabit. This blog will be just one of the places of reference for this work. It is a space that I invite you to respond, reaffirm, reject – albeit respectfully – to something that resonates with you. As you navigate the pages and posts of this blog, I ask that you be mindful of the language and integrity of what has been written here. I welcome your comments – the good and the bad, but not-too-ugly. Let us dialogue together, and elevate the discussion, one post at a time, one comment at a time. Welcome! Let’s break bread, y’all!
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Writer – Prose, Poetry, Life!