My purpose here is to live my life and share my joy through various expressions of media. I am a stay-at-home mom by choice (thank you to my husband for supporting that choice); a full-time student by personal desire; and a wreck in-between. I have strived for perfection and consistently failed – or at least that’s what being a perfectionist feels like to me most of the time. I am a mother three times over now, so I have had no choice but to concede defeat.

Amazingly, I feel so much more relaxed! Who knew perfect failure could be so exhausting? I announce to the world today that I am hopelessly imperfect and imperfectly optimistic. I am unbelievably happy to be living this life and I intend to make the next fifty years as incredibly joyful as is humanly possible. I want to share, laugh, and inspire with the best that I have to offer. Let’s do this.