Thanks for stopping by. I'm journeying through this life, trying my best to live purposefully and honor God. I'm wife to Brad, mama to Madeleine (born Jan 2009), public school teacher, and all the various daily roles that go with those. I am a pessimist in remission, with frequent relapses; a procrastinator, unapologetically; and a people-pleaser, with all the attendent complications that brings to life. I like security, patterns, and routine, but am learning to step in other directions and take chances. This blog has been woefully neglected at times past, and may very well be again, but at the moment it's an attempt to share some of my own thoughts and links to anything interesting or worthwhile that I find.