I live in the Upstate of South Carolina with my husband Daniel and our two children, Drew (10) and Amelia (2).
It’s pretty apparent that blogging is in my blood. My husband and I met in 2004 due to our mutual love of writing online. And for many years I wrote about life, love, and learning how to deal with chronic depression.
I’ve met wonderful friends due to the Magic of the Internet (I still am!) and I am forever grateful that I’m alive in a time where not only is information widely available to almost everyone, but it is so easy to find people in the world who are going through the same exact situations as you are.
Although my daily writing has waned through the years (I still have all of it but it’s tucked away like an embarrassing journal), I have continued to chronicle our everyday lives through my camera and it has done wonders for me with regards to keeping happy moments alive.
(One of the more frustrating symptoms of depression, at least for me, is the inability to remember the good times. It’s as though my memory recall for sad moments is super strong but wonderful moments are processed just as any old day.)
In the past few years, one of my hobbies has been studying ancestry. I love every second of searching through documents and pictures. And for the branches of my family tree where records were kept incredibly well, I have been blissfully thankful.
It’s been a reminder that all it takes is two or three generations before our stories are lost. Before the pieces of who we are start to slowly fade away. And dwelling on that reality brought me back to writing.
Telling my stories and celebrating life is a gift.
Of course, real life isn’t always grand adventure and prose. Sometimes it’s crying in the kitchen because parenting is hard. Or maybe it’s anxiety because, well, anxiety doesn’t need a reason.
No matter where this thing called life takes me, I want to remember it all.
I feel most at home surrounded by geek culture. I love art, gaming, music, books, and DND.
I can’t get enough of rainstorms, burning sage, sweet tea, sunsets, graveyards, water towers, halloween, making lists, thrifting, full moons, art nouveau, crushed ice, alone time, tomato soup + grilled cheese, bonfires, NPR, comics, plants, octopuses, all things copper, any lemon dessert, and midsummer celebrations.
I hope you stick around. <3