2016: I am a widow, mom, girlfriend, teacher, photographer, writer, and dreamer. After suddenly losing my husband to cancer and becoming an only parent, I am learning to love and fully live again. I know that today is gift. Despite the best laid plans, sometimes you have to write a different story. I hope you stick around to read mine.
2012: Currently, I am a wife, mother, grad student, photographer, writer, and teacher, trying to live now, figuring out each day as it comes. Every time I try to figure out the future, or my purpose in this life, I find out I have it horribly wrong.
2013: Just as I returned to work, my husband, the love of my life was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. We are fighting this fight, while raising our kids, dealing with high functioning autism, and keeping our dreams alive. It is our faith that keeps us going. (He passed away on August 12, 2013.)
2014: Through loss, I continue to struggle with my place in this world. I want to change the world, make an impact, love each day and having a fulfilling job. I often ask: What exactly is my dream job? Will photography actually pay the bills instead of create new ones? Will writing develop into something more? Or will my three interests: education, photography and writing somehow come together, along with my desire to travel and help others grow into something even bigger than I can even fathom in this moment?
2015: Until the answers are clear I am living each day, trying to find something beautiful or positive, and turning to God when it feels impossible. While life feels like nothing special, I am very blessed, so I use writing and photography to help me with those feelings. Welcome to my blog, my life, my thoughts. It’s so random. I hope you stick around to see how it all turns out.