Who am I?
Official Bio: I am a third culture kid who partially grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. I am an ESL teacher who taught in public schools for 11 years, and for the past 4 years I’ve been instructional coach. I mentor and train ESL teachers, and I love building those relationships and celebrating the successes of teachers and students. I am a writer, poet, book lover, and dreamer. (Check out my Publications page for a list of published work.) I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education and an MFA in Creative Writing. I am a wife and mother of two children. I am a Christian. Sort of. I was raised evangelical Protestant and converted to Eastern Orthodoxy over ten years ago. A couple of years ago I started asking some hard questions about the Christian faith, and now, I mostly call myself a faith-wrestler.
I’m a recovering perfectionist, fighting to believe that I am enough and to give grace, not judgement. I am finding my voice and learning to believe in it. I like to think about how words affect and change us. I am a woman who can’t tell you where home is, but wants a meaningful life wherever she is. I feel like I’m in the midst of metamorphosis and self-discovery. I have to have a cup of coffee every morning, my nails are rarely painted, and I’m pretty obsessed with YA novels.
What do I write about?
On this blog I write about a variety of topics, including:
Spirituality and struggles with faith
Cross-cultural experiences and relationships
Reading and books
Family life and parenting
Teaching/learning/ESL – though these posts are few as I focus more on my personal life on this blog
(And occasionally geronimo stories that include tattoos.)
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