About Me

WELCOME! I am so glad that you are here! I have decided to pick up blogging again as a way to keep track of all things crochet that are important to me. I am a tad bit obsessed with this hobby and I crochet each and every day. I also like cross-stitch, paper crafting, and hope to learn embroidery. I am now 50+ and am continuing to focus on my health and fitness levels, so I will post about that as well. I try to eat whole-food/plant-based, low-sugar and gluten free, if possible. "All things in moderation" is my motto and I have my off days, but I feel my best when I focus on eating whole & healthy foods.

MY PERSONAL BELIEFS - I believe it is good to be transparent with you and let you know that I do NOT have it all together no matter how it appears in my writings. There is always room for improvement! While I have dealt with discontentment in the past and still do from time-to-time, I have always tried to "find the silver lining" in all circumstances and I hope to encourage others to do the same. My life is not perfect and I do not want it to be because there is way too much stress if I'm trying to be perfect! I have finally figured out that I am an introvert at heart and I have become happier now that I know that. Now that I am older, I want to be truer to my authentic self and live MY life and not the one others expect me to. I have found the courage to speak my mind more often than I used to (and sometimes more than others want me to!).

A LITTLE BACKGROUND - I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and, while I have never pursued a Masters degree in counseling, I find that I truly enjoy helping people overcome the struggles in their lives. I have often been told that I am easy to talk to and I give good advice! I married my high school sweetheart in 1990 and we have two wonderful sons. Our oldest son is working on his Masters in Physician's Assistant studies at a college in Boston, while the youngest has a degree in Business Administration and is hoping to obtain his CDL this year and begin a career as a truck driver. 

I have lived in east Tennessee since 1995. My husband and I have used public school, private school and homeschooling to educate our two sons. I was a stay-at-home mom until the youngest turned 10 and then I worked various jobs over the next 12 years so that we could pay cash for the kids' college degrees. I am not currently working as I have taken some time off to deal with my health and it is working! I feel better than I have in a long time. I also have three dogs who are a big part of our family - Shadow, Xena and Cody.

Welcome to my life ... I hope you will visit again!