It’s Been 4 Years

4 years ago this month, I created a blog and published my first post. I'll spare you the post in its entirety, but it ended with this: And so it begins…to honor my passion for writing, a blog is born. This baby gathered 4 views. 4. Surprisingly, I kept at it.   I blogged about health,…

I Write Because the World Needs More Honesty

Why do I write? Why do I feel compelled to write down the jumbled up thoughts bouncing around in my head? I mean, it's not as if the words magically flow out of my head and through my fingertips with great ease, that's for sure. The process of writing is not easy. To be honest,…

The Last Hurrah (Or eating my way through the Twin Cities one last time.)

After five years of regular visits, we said our goodbyes to the Twin Cities. This past weekend, Reed (hubby), Alli (baby of the fam), Quinn (best dog ever), and I traveled to Minneapolis to help Logan (middle child) move out of his apartment. We got an early start, so a little caffeine was in order:…

Why I Write

Why do I write? Well, for starters, it’s crucial for my job. I can’t imagine being an ELA (English/Language Arts) teacher and not being a writer any more than I can imagine being an ELA teacher and not being a reader. In my book (wink, wink), they go hand in hand. But there's more to it…