The Reason For This New Blog


That’s my favorite word, right there in big, white letters. Flickr image by Kristina B.


For the six of you who, like me, still love blogs, this place is for you.

Yes, I’ve heard blogs are just not cool anymore, but that’s okay. I was never very good at being one of the cool kids anyway.

But why bother to start a new blog, you ask, when blogs are clearly dying a slow and painful death?

If you check my Google+ profile (and my FB page, and my Twitter account, and…), you’ll notice that I’ve been blogging about my writing journey for a long time: first on a personal blog and then later as the leader of a quasi-cool group blog about books for kids–I was SO NOT the cool factor on that blog, by the way.  I love to talk about reading and writing with anyone who will pay me even the slightest bit of attention.


I don’t really wear anything like this when I sing. Flickr image by Richard Bloomfield.

But then something happened one day late in 2014. Through a series of faith-inducing choices, which led to several faith-inspiring experiences, I rekindled my deep and abiding love of music. I’d forgotten how much it meant to me as I was knee deep in college homework, then babies in diapers, then practice novel after practice novel.  But now singing makes up a huge part of my life (as does playing the piano when I can find one to borrow).

And so, it seemed right to share my thoughts about singing along with my thoughts about writing, and I figured while I was at it I’d talk about the other parts that make up the symphony book of my life.

I am also a gardener, a photography enthusiast, a homeschooling mom, and an organizing wizard (just don’t tell my husband, or he’ll make me actually start doing the housework around here). I love the smell of freshly-cut lumber and new paint; I enjoy nature, especially time away in the mountains; and I find people and what makes them tick interesting. I am a person who loves everything, from cute shoes to NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto–office and school supplies are a particular obsession, followed closely by organizing supplies (bins and boxes, anyone?) and all things Disney.

I am all of this, all of the time. It’s exhausting being me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.


This was where I was married. This building is more awe-inspiring in person. Trust me on this. Image courtesy of

But most importantly, I’m a Mormon, and I wanted a place to share my thoughts on my faith, since it impacts every single aspect of my life. Disclaimer: any thoughts here are my own, and are in no way endorsed or approved by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church).

And so this blog is born.

It should be a random but completely fascinating look at the life of me.  I hope to blog often, and, if you look closely enough, you’ll find links to more on what I love to do as well.  Some will take you to outside sources, others will compile links to help you find more.  I do like helping people.

So, no promises or anything, but the seven of us who still love blogs should have a good time here.

At least, I hope so.

I will enjoy the ride, at least.  I always do.  Life is full of surprises, good and bad, and I’m eternally grateful for each and every experience I get to enjoy on this earth.

I’m glad you now get to share those experiences with me.

2 thoughts on “The Reason For This New Blog

  1. Hi! I’m a first soprano, too! But I’m not a Mormon, I’m an evangelical Christian. Can we still be friends? 🙂

  2. You betcha, we can be friends! I LOVE my evangelical friends, and especially my first soprano evangelical friends! We are going to get along just fine, you and me. 🙂

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