About the writer:

I am an editor, writer, and lover of words. I live by the ocean with my daughter and my dog and write about travel, food, and whatever other random thoughts happen to collide in my stream of consciousness.

Writing is my great love. Long ago, at eighteen, I went off to journalism school to pursue my love of writing but didn’t graduate. People like to say that young people can’t know what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but apparently I did. After I dropped out of school, I ran around in circles for many years trying to earn a living forgetting all about my passion for writing. I wasted a lot of time. Lindsay Duncan quotes Fellini in Under the Tuscan Sun, declaring, “Regrets are a waste of time. They’re the past crippling you in the present.” I try to remember that, but it’s not always easy for writers to remain optimistic when it comes to time not spent writing. When I lost my job—such a weird expression, like something that sucked the very life out of me is something I would ever want to find—I had time to return to writing.

Now, I write and live my own life, the one I always wanted instead of the one I misguidedly thought I should live. I teach, tutor, write, travel, cook, and am passionate about lots of things like my family, working with students, the ocean, peonies, words, bonnet shells, worn blue jeans, animals, velvet, chocolate, wind chimes, farm markets, people who are kind, and traveling. What are your passions?



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