About me

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If you are actually reading this, you must interested in who I am as a person and not just what I have to say on any given topic. Although, if I post enough and you read enough, you will get even more insights into who I am. Possibly. Depends if you actually read each entry or are only reading the one that brought you to my blog site. Either way, thank you for visiting.

Putting together a bio can be one of the most difficult things. It is way easier to let someone else write it for me, but that would defeat the purpose of this space. So anyway, here we go.

I’m a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I have a journalism degree from Eastern Illinois University and a minor in history. Over the years, like many other people, I have held several different jobs. I worked at a Ponderosa Steakhouse when I was in high school. I’ve worked for my dad at his pharmacy as a pharmacy technician when I wasn’t at Eastern. For a bit, I worked in newspapers, which at the time was my dream.

After meeting and marrying my husband, I became a stay home mom to our one son. I eventually went back to work. I taught at Bradley as an adjunct instructor while my son was in school. My schedule worked well with his. However, when the university decided to only hire instructor’s with a masters’ degree or higher I went back to staying home full time. Once my son started sixth grade I moved on to doing ad design for a sport poster company. After a few years there was an opening for an editor position at the local paper where I live. Along the way, here and there, I had other jobs. I believe each one led me to what I do now.

I recently became a freelance editor for indie authors. That led to signing on as an editor with Stitched Smile Publications. In addition to editing, I still write and take photos. Although I truly enjoy photography, I found I didn’t want to spend all my time “hustling for contracts” in an area flush with photographers. So, now I take photos for myself and occasionally for people who seek me out.

Along with everything else, I am a dōTERRA consultant. I am not a fanatic about the clean living movement, but I am making an effort to remove toxic elements from our lives. It is how I choose to live, but it does not define who I am. That is where the essential oils come in, and I may occasionally write something in that regards. If you want to learn more, or are interested in essential oils you can email me or visit my page.

I guess, before I go, I should mention I love my husband, my son and his family, God, books, music, Harleys, the Navy, and Doctor Who.

If after reading this you still want to follow along with whatever pops in my head, then welcome. And I’ll see you on the next page.