What can I tell you?

I live in Minneapolis
with my new pup Charlie,
surrounded by a rich helping of friends
and family.

As a longtime single mom,
whose kids somehow just
grew up
and moved out,
I’m getting used to my freshly empty nest.

I’m also thoroughly enjoying the wings my kids are spreading.

Like most of us, my life is full
and good
and hard
and good.

And changing by the minute.

I like to say that I spend my days living the both/and—

the bitter/the sweet,
the pretty/the pretty ugly,
the ordinary/the holy heck—

and writing about it here.

Recently I’ve added:
…while laughing about it all as much as possible.
(And crying as needed.)

I’m here because words are my favorite.
I work with them in my day job
and play with them here.

I’m sharing a few of my
and noticings
because maybe,

just maybe,

I’m not the only one
trying to figure it all out.

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Here’s to whatever’s next, friends. And here’s to being in it together.

Look around and leave me a comment—or send me a direct message here. And, of course, feel free to share!

Thanks for stopping by, friends. I’m honored.