I’m a writer, wife, and mom of three. My family and I live in Charleston, SC, a place that literally wins awards for being the best place to live and visit. But to me, Charleston is simply home.
There are no hacks, no quick tips to fix all the things. But there are shifts in perspective and there are lessons. There’s the art of being present and finding joy in the ordinary days.
When life pulls me into the present moment and teaches me something, or when I come across a person, place, or thing that inspires me, I write about it here.
As much as I write for myself, I write for you too. Not because I believe I hold some magic answer to all of life’s challenges and heartbreak (I don’t). I write because I believe in the power of storytelling. Stories make us laugh. Stories help us feel less alone. Through stories, we find meaning in the mess.
The search for a sense of home in my life began in my late 20s when I realized that my career as a television journalist was no longer what I wanted. For a long time I pretended not to feel the way I felt. I tried to suck it up, work harder, and figure out a way to make things better.
I didn’t understand it at the time, but I had hoped that success and fame would fill some big voids in my life—pain and sadness from the past that I hadn’t fully grieved or come to terms with.
The day I quit my job was the day I broke up with my unhealthy relationship with success. Finally, I exhaled. That was the first step towards feeling at home inside my own life.
I'm writing a memoir about that time in my life, and it has been a long and intense labor of love. I'm currently on the third draft, so, to be continued...
Sometimes it's hard to believe I started this blog a whole decade ago, when I was chasing a toddler and navigating my new identity as a writer and a mom.
Since then, our family has grown, and so much has changed. But as I wrote in a post last year, that’s the constant state of motherhood (and life.) Just when you get the hang of things, it’s time to move on.
In addition to writing here and serving as a personal Uber driver for my children, I blog for skirt! Magazine and host television commercials for a southeastern medical practice. I also brought the Listen To Your Mother show to Charleston and directed and produced the live storytelling production for two years.
Thanks for stopping by!