But the truth is, I’m not totally sure who I am.
I used to think I knew, but then my beautiful, blue-eyed, spitfire of a daughter came along and everything I thought I knew about myself, about life, went away.
Here’s what I do know.
I’m a wife to my husband, Adam. He's been a part of my story for almost half of my 32 years, though we have only been married for three of them. It's been a long and bumpy road that led us to the place we are at now, but I’ve always been certain we were meant to end up together. As certain as I am that no one in the world could ever drive me as crazy as he does! He’s my best friend, the one who sees all the parts of me, loves me through my crazy, and keeps me steady when I need an anchor.
I’m a middle school teacher who finds genuine joy in working with youth. Nothing is more rewarding than helping a young person learn to think critically and with an open mind, to always choose kindness and to discover who they want to be and what matters to them. Maybe I love my work so much because right now, my journey to figure out who I am so closely aligns with theirs.
I’m an Autism mom. Nothing brings me a sense of purpose like the journey I share with Evie. Nothing makes me happier than watching Evie be who she is, unapologetically. Nothing outside of being her mom could have shaken me awake to see that the simplest things in life are the things that bring the most joy.
I’m a coffee drinking, over thinking, easily distracted, pet loving, directionally challenged woman in her early thirties, and I’m bound and determined to find the answers to a lot of questions I have about this thing called life.
If I don’t end up finding the answers, that’s okay, because the hunt is half the fun and there will be plenty to learn along the way.
I’d love to connect with you. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts or just to chat! I’m easiest to reach on social media- @evietheexplorer1111 -throw me a comment or private message, I can’t wait to hear from you!