Writing a blog is a lot like standing in your yard in your underwear.
I keep a few things private, but I'm exposing a significant part of my life and my heart. It can feel vulnerable, but I believe that "openness is our greatest human resource." And when I share a piece of my imperfect humanity and it connects with someone in a way that I might not ever know, I believe it's worth the honesty, the occasional uncomfortable feelings, and the criticisms of those who think that life should be kept private.
Making connections and building community and support near and far is one of the most important things to me, and this space is a part of that.
We are all people living lives and writing stories, and I want to share it.