An English teacher, cross training coach, Coffee: connoisseur, barista and cart owner, wife to my high school sweetheart for nearly 20 years, and mom to three teens who amaze me every day. I love reading, knitting, writing, and running - all introverted habits that I try to break by being intentional about building community with people who like to do (or talk about) those things with me. I write about education, theology, the importance of empathy, and the strivings and strugglings of everyday moments that make up life. Most recently,I've been writing on my own blog at https://www.overaroundandthrough.org, and at Redbud Writers Guild https://redbudwritersguild.com/recalibration/.I am thrilled to begin writing more regularly for Mudroom! Thanks for joining me in these spaces!