Food. Life. Faith. Everything in between.
I write. I own a camera (still in auto mode but am working on changing that). I volunteer. I believe. I’m an amateur kitchen doodler. All those things and more and not necessarily in that order.
I am married to an amazing power and hardware engineer and wanna-be rock guitarist. We do just about everything as a couple. We are crazy about each other!
I am also a mom to a rescue Chihuahua named Edan. We used to have two rescue dogs but lost one to cancer. Dogs have been our four-legged kids. Love them so much! Even though they shed like crazy!
I’m an everyday woman working on finding God’s path so I can make a positive mark on this world (or friends and family…whichever He chooses for me).
Life and people are rarely what they seem on the outside. The saying is “never judge a book by its cover.” Yet, David said this about the Lord’s knowledge of us and our inner hearts and minds.
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:1-2
I’m grateful that the Lord knows me and can guide me. Why? My life has definitely not been what I planned and my outside does not reflect all my experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
As a Generation-Xer I’ve had my career upset multiple times due to the economy. When I first finished college the economy was down, so I took a job in catering. Then I went back to school to get a graduate degree and finished during the dot com boom. I got a job doing something I knew nothing about, so I went back to school to figure it out. By the time I was done, the economy was tanking again with the dot com crash. So, I went back again, for a general purpose graduate degree (MBA). I found some work after that but then the housing market crashed.
I became an unintentional homemaker when the economy took a dive back in 2008. I went from being a contract consultant developing training materials for high end tech projects to a stay-at-home wife (SAHW). Now I am learning to re-adjust from focusing on what I thought my life would be to focusing on listening to what God wants from me. In other words, I went from corporate life to learning to live each day through God’s grace and making flip flops my shoe of choice (especially when I’m at my desk a lot or playing with our pups)!
Somewhere between Proverbs 31 and Scarlett O’hara there’s me.
Many ask if I am somehow connected to Pepperdine University. I am the proud granddaughter of its primary founding member, George Pepperdine. However, since we do not financially contribute as a family, we are no longer involved with the university.
Long live the young at heart. With your spirit burnin’, take a risk and take a chance. Don’t be afraid to dream. Every moment, make it happen. With two left feet, keep on dancin’. (for King & Country)