I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter. I am a blossoming cook, an avid reader, a wanna-be runner and a pathetic gardener. I was homeschooled as a child and some days wish that I had the patience to do the same with my own children. I am stubborn, melodramatic and sometimes impossible to reason with. I am steadfast in my belief systems, vocal and respectful at the same time. I have always exercised my right to vote, my right to free speech and my right to stomp my foot when I see something that is wrong. I type a ridiculous amount of words per minute, but can't possibly have an intelligent argument with my husband to save my soul. I pass up movies in the comedy section and go only for movies that make me think. I have friends that run in very different circles and am a bit scared of the day that those circles intersect. I love coffee first thing in the morning, despise housecleaning and adore the beach. I want to live my life without fear or regret - but only if I've exercised due diligence in researching my options. I write, I love, I create, I dream and I hope to make an impact ... if only a small corner of my world ... for the better.