Love, explore, get lost, laugh, produce, work, and celebrate. Question the answers and never take yourself too seriously.
Surprises and discovery excite me. I have my goals and plans, but the blessings in my life have nothing to do with my goals and plans. My husband and my son are my greatest gifts, and they were not planned. If I hadn't moved back to my hometown to take care of my terminally ill father, I never would have re-encountered the love of my life and we wouldn't have the love of our life together - our five month old son, McCarty. I get to discover the world all over again through McCarty's eyes, and I treasure every single moment with him. I get excited when hurricanes develop and pass by 300 miles off the eastern coast of Florida (no damage to anyone, but loads of fun for the Florida surfer). People fascinate me. I love their stories. I love learning from others. Like when I was a child anxiously awaiting on the arrival of my favorite cousins, I get excited when I get to visit with a long-time friend or family member. Language is not only what I do, but it's who I am. I process best when I have downtime to journal and when I keep to my writing schedule. Having a loose map of a story and seeing where the subconscious takes me is thrilling. I am at my best when I tend to my writing, regularly. God in my life excites me. I don't push or evangelize, but I'll share my stories when asked. I believe in destiny and a plan, but I also believe in the flexibility of free will, thus a beautifully and artistically constructed life by the marrying of the practical and the divine.
My husband. My son. Wine. Coffee. Surfing. Writing. Reading. Friends, family and relationships.
Loss of too many beautiful people to death. My Dad. My Aunt Jane. My mother-in-law, Karyn. My Uncle Bill. My grandparents.
Living in a healthy marriage, raising my son, being a good friend. Paying my bills on time. Sitting at my desk and working.
Eye contacts and editing on computers for too many hours. Thank God for eye glasses!