I was raised in a small town east of California and west of New York. I grew up enjoying chef salads made with bologna, swinging from a tree on a piece of wood attached to a rope, running through laundry on a clothesline, and hunting creek beds for arrowheads and crawdads. One of my fondest memories involves an Ace of hearts and a bicycle wheel.
I didn’t move far from said hometown, and today I live in a condo with my husband, a wee one, a cat, a canary, and a husky pup. I spend my leisure time binge-reading and watching Studio Ghibli movies. My mind is cluttered with hobbies, but my two greatest passions are writing and photography. I constantly flip-flop between the two of them. Right now, photography is winning.
I started this blog as something of a project, to draw together my major identities: writer, photographer, wife, and mother. I want to share my life and the way I see the world. Things can get weird for me, and sometimes things get rough, but ultimately life rocks, and I want to document these moments. I may also, occasionally, share some photography tips I’ve learned in the past.
A few random facts about me:
-I waddled my pregnant self across the college stage ten days before my due date.
-I bought my first digital camera at 19-years-old. It was a Kodak Easyshare.
-I have had both my writing and my photography published in Conclave: A Journal of Character. I’ve also had an article published on Moms Uniting Moms and my photography has been featured in Photography Masterclass Magazine.
-I obtained a BA in psychology and minored in English. It may or may not affect what I write about, photograph, or how I vacuum my living room.
-I met my husband in high school and we went on our first date on my sixteenth birthday. We saw The Two Towers and almost got kicked out of the theater for being too giggly.
-My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio
-I’m a stay-at-home mommy