Hello, and welcome to my corner of the internet!
I am passionate about creative and wholesome living. So, I try to embrace what life throws at me and make the best of it…
My Life Journey to-date:
I grew up on a farm in Washington State, and married my best friend, Gabe, in 2012.
We quit our jobs in 2015 and moved to Thailand to teach at an elementary school for a year. Then we backpacked around Asia and Europe a bit, before landing in the South Pacific islands.
We ended up in New Zealand, participating in a Discipleship Training School with a Christian ministry on the North Island. Although we thought it would be just a stop-over, we couldn’t resist the green hills and sunny winters.
So, we decided to stay – first for just “a while.” But now we’re facing up to the fact that we might spend a good chunk of our life here in Aotearoa.
Both our daughters have been born here, and we’ve also miscarried two babies here. This is where I have undertaken significant growth in my adulthood. I’ve journeyed into motherhood and waded through issues of identity and what merits “success” in my eyes. And lately I’ve begun deconstructing my paradigm of work and worth.
What you can expect here:
On this blog, I write about how we do life in a small(ish) space with two kiddos. I also share how we try to live frugally while still eating nutritious, delicious food. And I write about how we try to live with intentionality – in our relationships and mindsets, as well as in our positions as consumers, as creators, and as global citizens.
In a world that feels busy and ever increasing in pace, we seek to foster simplicity and develop contentment in our family. And I say “we” because my husband is my biggest cheerleader, and these values and goals are not just mine, but truly ours.
My posts are pretty personal – I have a strong value for authenticity, and a strong belief that everything happens for a reason. So, who knows? Maybe my experiences will be just what you need to spark a creative idea or identify a solution in your life. Or, maybe they’ll just be helpful in a practical, useful, money-saving, values-living kind of way.
Whatever the case, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for taking time to read my words. Know that you are welcome in this place – I hope it feels like home to you!