A Bit About Me
After graduating from the University of Michigan, I spent a year in Australia on my own. Those who saw me writing in my journal a few weeks after my arrival remarked, "I can tell you just started traveling. You're still writing." But I knew I would be just as diligent with my pen the last day of my trip as I was the first - and I was right. Writing was my companion. My confidante. My keeper of secrets. And so it has remained to this day. Only since then, I have realized that I don't have to travel all the way around the world to find quality stories. They happen every moment if you just pay attention.
Motherwell Mag Facebook Page, On Granting Myself Permission to Shower, Scroll down to July 13, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Chicago Tribune, Op-ed: You signed up to be a teacher. Then you had a baby. Then COVID-19 hit. And then... , October 2021
Her View from Home Website, I'm Seeing the World Anew Through My Daughter's Eyes, October 2021
Milk Drunk Website, Me and My Boobs: A Love Hate Relationship, September 2021
To be published
Both the IVF journey of Baby Steps and the writing of the memoir were labors of love, fear, and courage. They both took dedication, rejection, and dives into the unknown. Many people told me I was giving birth to two babies - a baby baby, and a book baby - and I couldn't agree more. At 42, I realized the strategies I had taken to avoid growing up were working - too well. I was getting older, and finally wiser, and after four decades of avoiding commitment and trying to remain a baby, it was time for me to face reality, pull myself out of depression, and create a family of my own. This is the story of how I took Baby Steps to move forward beyond questions and fears in pursuit of becoming a single mom and living a more fulfilling life.
"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."