If you are new here, you are welcome, friend. You are welcome if we share the same views and values and taste in books and movies, and you are welcome if we don’t. I hope you stick around because the other people here are amazing and you will love them.
A little about me…
I am 30 years old and I am still becoming. I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I hope it involves writing and travel and children and working for peace and justice in the world. After several years in the workforce, I do know some things I do NOT want to be: A mathematician, a flight attendant (claustrophobia), a professional mountain biker (bikes are not my friend), a computer programmer, a magician, or involved in commercial real estate at any level. Well, I take it back. I might want to be a magician. But only if I get a wand.
I am an avid reader across most genres and will often write here about books that I’ve loved and my recommendations.
I have Type 2 Bipolar Disorder as well as several anxiety disorders. While this does not define me, it is not something I want to hide because I believe the only way to break the stigma of mental illness is by being real and honest about it. I write about it often here.
I grew up in a fundamentalist evangelical Christian tradition and have spent much of the past few years trying to untangle the threads of my faith and of who God is from my experience with the tradition I grew up in. I don’t always know what I believe, but I believe in wrestling it out.
I met my husband Jonathan when I was 18 and we have been married for 8 years. He is good and kind to his core and he makes me better than I am.
I recently (as of August 2018) moved to Hong Kong with my husband to work as a literacy teacher at a company whose focus is teaching young kids to read. If you want to read more about my travel adventures and life abroad, head over to www.keeproamingon.com.
We moved here after a three-year stint in Columbia, South Carolina where my husband was attending grad school. Before that, we were in Daegu, South Korea for two years where I taught elementary school English.
This blog contains years and years of searching for purpose and meaning in my every day life, but I’ve never been able to give it up because after all this time, I am still asking questions, still learning, still growing, still becoming. My blog is a visible record for me of where I’ve been. It has given me the freedom to ask difficult questions and to honestly encounter myself and confront what I find. My readers are family members, close friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. They respond to my ramblings with grace and I am thankful.