The woman behind the writing and the wheel
Recovering perfectionist. Avid adventurist. Over-analyzer. Worry wart. Competitor. Believer. Foodie and cook.
List maker. Luddite. Loyal friend. Wife. Mom. Writer.
Oh, and, uh, soon-to-be published fiction author and aspiring race car driver.
When told I can’t do something, my internal voice says, “Watch me!” I’ve always been driven, both by nature and nurture. This belief in self-ability and Walt Disney-esque “if you can dream it, you can do it!” can be a dangerous place to park my soul, as it requires a heck of a lot of me-ism. And Jesus said if we want to follow Him, we must humble ourselves and lay down our lives for others. I want my life to matter because I first and foremost serve and love all people. At the same time, I also know God created me uniquely, as He did you, and there is a purpose to our passions, personalities, likes and dislikes. God wants to use those to point others to Him and give Him glory, and to stretch us and teach us.
My husband, Greg, is responsible for giving me the gift of my new driving hobby. If you knew me well, you'd know we've been through our share of trials, so it makes this mountaintop all the more sweet. I'm so grateful God orchestrated us sitting next to each other on an airplane heading home for Thanksgiving during college more than two decades ago. It’s a cool story, I know. And I am mom to three incredible children who I enjoy sacrificing my time and life for about 87.5% of the time. (That’s a gracious calculation.) I used to blog about what they were teaching me at peeinpeace.com.
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, I’m a warm weather girl at heart unless I’m skiing, which – aside from being on a racetrack – I believe is the closest you can get to heaven on earth. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill (long enough ago that I no longer reference the year) with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. We are a house divided, as Greg went to Duke, so winters are long for me for two reasons: the weather and college basketball. I love to exercise and read, and with my family go adventuring and exploring anything new, especially outdoors. We live in the Washington, D.C. area with our in-need-of Prozac Australian labradoodle, Baxter, and an aquarium with quickly rotating residents.
If anything you've read inspires or excites you, please send me an email. I look forward to having you alongside me for the ride.
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Topics I cover:
The Beautiful List book
Confidence in who God created you to be