Writing has always been my passion, my childhood dream. When I look at my life, I see it in four parts. The first is my youth, which influenced much of my first book and will influence the next one I write. The second is the technology career I built to make it in life. As much as I loved the work, it was never my passion. Still, there are many reasons it was the right thing for me at the time.
Today, I am living my third chapter as recovering technology sales leader. After nearly twenty years of working in corporations, life (along with the support of my husband) has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my dream of writing full time—well, barely part time, I suppose, if you add raising children to the mix. I’ve gone from being a technology sales leader to a struggling artist. I couldn’t be happier.
This site showcases the third part of my journey as I complete and publish my first book—a pilgrimage shared with others, for others. Because let’s face it: life is better when we are courageously open and share our narratives, when we celebrate our successes as much as our challenges. I get nothing from pretending life is incredible all of the time, that what I have is social media perfect. Life is wonderful, but it is also messy. That is its unique beauty. The mountains are not breathtaking because their shapes are perfect; their majesty is their rugged imperfectness.
The art of life exists in the moments we reveal our true selves—when we dance with our joy and shame without hesitation.