About

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I’m a talkative introvert who craves community, a Michigander who hates the cold, and a hopelessly loud car singer who can’t carry a tune to save her life. I enjoy being readerly, I spend time being writerly, and I celebrate—and am grateful for—the absurdity of grace.

A proud Michigan State Spartan, I also solve many of the world’s problems while relaxing with a skein of yarn and a crochet hook.

Here is my truth:

I am a Christian. A friend once said, “Yeah I knew you were Christian, I just didn’t know you were  that  Christian.” I’m still trying to figure out what that means.

I went through years of infertility and numerous miscarriages, and I am childless this side of heaven.

I am divorced. Alien-from-Mars /slash/ divorced. Each one seems equally possible, but it is my reality and I’m still working through All The Big Feelings about it.

Along with that trifecta, I am also happy. Some days I want to add an asterisk to that statement and other days I consider writing it down just so I can dramatically crumple it up and fling it across the room. But overall, I choose to be happy. Which is not at all the same as always feeling happy. This site will chronicle many aspects of that spectrum.

You may find posts about my love of dogs, strong coffee, and getting my hands dirty in the garden. Other times, I write about grief and loss, as those are some of the things I’m working on – both in my writing and in my soul.

I’m finding those two things – my writing and my soul – are not so easy to separate. I’m also finding that I’m really, really okay with that.

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