My hope is that each day brings a better understanding of myself, the ones I love, the world and life in general. Hopefully, all of this with a healthy smattering of humor. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Here are the details, mere details!
I am a wife of twenty years, a mother to three young ladies, wannabe writer and “gotta be” youth minister. “Gotta be” because it wasn’t my idea but I love it. Thank you for that gift, God!!
I love to garden but I hate weeding. I learn a lot in my garden…and occasionally it’s about plants!
I am the Director of Faith Formation at an inner city parish in upstate New York and what I learn there cannot be “learned” anywhere else. (Though I have Master’s Certification from Loyola in Ministry…so there is that.)
Composting and recycling is essential to my peace of mind. But living in the NE makes getting to the compost bin a challenge at times!
I love to read and love to hear what others are reading! I used to facilitate book groups which really opened my eyes to how differently we all process the world around us. It is wonderful! On that note, I am a trained group facilitator and retreat leader which simultaneously energizes and terrifies me.
I love the outdoors. I attribute this to spending the first months of my life at my grandparent’s farm. My other grandparents grew up in affluence. I am always in conflict between the life of The Walton’s and life at Downton Abbey. One family is Lutheran and one family is Catholic. I think that is why you will forever hear me questioning the church I love as loudly and as often as I do. Therein lies the “peskiness” of this endeavor.
I grew up between a psychiatric center and a brewery, (and people wonder why I am the way that I am). Although, for the sake of transparency, I hate beer and have never been treated, diagnosed or committed for a psychiatric issue …but I’m pretty sure I just fell through the cracks.
Being from a big family, I love to talk and to listen in equal measure. But I want to be a person known more for their actions than their words…and that is a constant struggle.
I have always battled with my weight, my insecurity, my lack of confidence, my anxiety and fear. But I am hear to tell you…there is no reason to be afraid. Just keep plugging along. No one is really even paying attention!
All of these things inform my world view and supply the lens through which I process my every day.
Welcome! Please tell me something about you!