Here I am supposed to say I’m a brilliant author, witty speaker and godly woman who home schools and has three-hour quiet times. As if!
Yes I’m an author and speaker and I homeschooled for seven years. But I lose my temper (“Waddya mean you don’t like doing cursive writing?!!”). Like you, I don’t have quiet times as often or as long as I’d like. Most days I’m muddling through with having my teeth brushed and just enough makeup so I don’t scare anyone.
My favorite people to hang out with are those who don’t pretend they have it all together. When I walk into a friend’s cluttered home, I feel relieved. It affirms to me that perfection is an illusion (and not very welcoming). Life is too short to invest my time in pretense.
My background is creating print ads and commercials for ad agencies both in San Francisco and several years in Australia. While Down Under I became a rescue-level scuba diver. I have freaky huge feet. I get obsessive about my interests (gardening, birding, knitting, surfing). A small seaside town just south of San Francisco is where my family and I call home.
My worries alternate between ridiculous things—should I get my ears re-pierced, aren’t the holes sagging a bit?—to more serious matters, what sort of eternal difference am I making in the lives of the people around me?
I’ve lived with plenty and with lack. I am learning gratefulness in all things at all times. It’s an ongoing process and adventure. I love to discover amazing facts about God’s gorgeous creation and apply those truths to everyday life. Teaching others to delight in nature and discover God gives me joy. I love to discover the language of nature—which is the language of God—and share those discoveries with you.