When I was 12, I broke my ankle and in all the cast signing that summer, I never noticed my foot growing and my toes of my right foot stretching out of the cast. All the toes except my big toe, which stopped growing with that broken ankle and gave me an extreme case of Greek foot, dashing the dreams I never knew I had of becoming a foot model, but securing a philosophy that function is usually more important than form.
I'm a feminist, a writer, a runner, a German Shorthaired Pointer enthusiast, lover of Star Wars, and appreciator of all types of art and creative expression. I really enjoy cursing, find Tinder hilarious (even though I found love on it), and have been told by several people that I am the weirdest person they know. Having spent most of my life living in the Vanilla West, I take that with a grain of salt, where simultaneously possessing an opinion and a vagina can be considered weird.
Life with these Bitches is pretty great most of the time, so this blog is a space to share our awesomeness. It boils down to things I think about when we're out running or walking. I crave authenticity and it's taken almost four decades to learn that censoring myself just isn't gonna work. I am a giant dork and a true introvert who also happens to really enjoy people.
I don't remember a time in my life when I didn't write. Family can attest to the tiny version of me always packing a notebook and jotting down observations and stories about my days. I was the student who never groaned at the essay test and looked forward to having my pieces ripped to shreds in workshops. I saw writing as a muscle that would atrophy if not properly used.
Fortunately, I have also been able to utilize my writing & design skills professionally, as a paralegal and in various roles (program specialist, director, and two-time executive director) within the non-profit world. Whether managing content for websites and social media, creating copy for promotional materials, or developing content for employee and training manuals, my writing & design skills have added great value to organizations.
My mentor used to joke that I have an MBA without the paper at the end. My goal is to be the least intelligent person in the room--there is always something to learn. Looking forward to creating my favorite gig.
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