Something happened on my fortieth birthday. I realized that I was not getting any younger and it was no longer o.k. for me to say that someday I will write. Today is someday and I don’t know how much longer I will have to try. So trying, I am. Yoda would be so proud.
I also realized that there was so much more I wanted to know to become the writer that I want to be. So, I went back to college. On April 30, 2020, at forty-six-years-old, I finally graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English education from Utah Valley University. I absolutely cherished every minute of 2 a.m. reading. You see I am also a mother of five. As shown here, at age forty-one. Yes, my life is hard. Between work and family, I work harder than anyone I know. That’s why I only publish here sparingly. My days consist of busy busy busy: designing, writing, planning, and grading stuff as a teacher and then going home to find stuff that my kids have lost, clean what they’ve dirtied, and help with their homework, among the million other things parents do.
I guess I finally got confident enough to start a page with my own brand-name….it was a long ten-year journey to get me here, but one that I don’t regret one bit. Thank you to all my therapists.
I hope this blog will become a place I can promote a book (or two) and that along the way I can inspire, entertain, and make my family proud. I also want to share my teacher stories.
Oh, and, of course, I always look forward to having online conversations with you, my readers. Please consider leaving me a comment unless you are that mean anonymous person that used to cyber-stalk me. If you are that person, please consider getting some therapy and accept my newly found ability to set healthy boundaries.
Thanks for being here! I love you guys.
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