The Girl

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“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers, but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

I don’t have all the answers. I’m a pretty simple girl living a pretty typical life. Most days you can find me curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee and my computer, reading and binge watching Food Network shows.

By day, I teach a bunch of wacky, awesome fifth-graders. I’m passionate about teaching kids how to communicate their needs with confidence and empathy, and I’m definitely into good manners.

I love serving the world by sharing my life experiences through my blog. I struggle with fear and anxiety, but I’m on a constant journey to live alongside that fear without sacrificing anything life has to offer.

My husband is my teammate through all of life’s ups and downs. He pulls me right out of my comfort zone. He holds my hand through our daily adventures. We laugh constantly, and we are never bored. Nothing is ever missing as long as we have each other.

Oh. And we’re new parents. We’re pretty psyched about having our own little tribe. Matt wants our son to be a sports fanatic, I want him to be a reader. Mostly we want him to be happy.

I’m known as the one who can’t make up her mind. I’m crazy passionate, but need lots of time to be still. I’m calm and quiet, but not afraid to say what’s on my mind when necessary. I live for good food, but understand the importance of being fit. Today I’m obsessed with repurposing junk, tomorrow I’m researching baby products.

In a nutshell, I want to live each day fully present and slightly outside my comfort zone. I hope my blog inspires others to get fear out of the driver’s seat and embrace all the good in life: Good friends, good family, good love, good passion, and of course, good food.

A few notes about my older blog posts {ramblings}:

My struggle with anxiety has been a lifelong one, and I now understand how a divorce at age 27 helped me to overcome some of these struggles and become a much stronger, happier, healthier person. When I was trudging through those scary waters, I started this blog as my therapy. It has since evolved to be so much more, but I don’t want to erase all my thinking from those times. If my ramblings from that dark place help one person to go through a similar experience, it’s worth keeping. So, if you want a little backstory on how I’ve come to live with and understand my anxiety, visit The Relationship Archives.

Another note. I do write a little about fitness and nutrition. Please remember I am just a girl passionately interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. My handsome husband is a personal trainer, and I do a lot of reading, so but it is based on what works for me. As always, consult your doctor before beginning any training or nutrition program.**


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