When I talk to people, I always hear, “I always wanted to do that,” or “You’re so lucky!” I NEVER want to be the person who says those things. I am not lucky, I make things work. I don’t think I want to do that. I do it.
When I was in the seventh grade I thought I wanted to do three things when I grew up: I wanted to be an English teacher, a writer and a mother. All of that traveling, adventure, and Peace Corps was just research for what was to come. After more than twenty years of being told I would never be able to have children, I had two beautiful baby girls, a year and a half apart. I spend much of my time teaching English in Shanghai, China, and all of the rest of my time, inspiring being inspired by my two little girls and creating that writing space necessary to evolve my craft in my home.