Somewhere along the way, like many women, I bought into the lie that we have to do it all on our own. We really need to get over that!
Our motto here is:
Life is hard. God is good. We need each other.
You don’t have to do it alone, and you are welcome here…especially if you are imperfect like me. Flawed? No problem. In fact, awesome! Grace is one of my favorite words.
I’m Susan, and I’m imperfect.
I’ve always felt a fondness for F. Scott Fitzgerald who, although from Minnesota, had an affinity for all things Southern. I moved South for college and was immediately, like Fitzgerald, taken in by the..
languid paradise of dreamy
skies and firefly evenings
(Ok, seriously… it may not have been quite so idyllic. But I do miss it). Back, now, in Minnesota I’ve fallen in love again with the lakes and woods and the wonder of a white Christmas.
I spent almost 10 years in Georgia. During that time I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. In 1999, while we were expecting our first son, my husband looked at me and said, “We should move to Minnesota.” This from the Louisiana native who thrives in the heat. But, following the lead of the Lord, we moved and (aside from once a year in the real thick of winter) we’ve never regretted it.
My family of 4 –two teenage sons, my husband Greg, and I– live a simple but happy life. We play more games than the average family, travel as much as we can, love a good analogy … and we laugh. A lot.
My boys attended a local charter school until they were in 3rd and 5th grades. Although a great fit until then, we decided to homeschool, and have never looked back. Best decision we ever made.
I’ve taught most ages from pre-school through adult education and found delight in all of it. And when an interest in something takes hold of me, I’m all in.
I hope you’ll enjoy spending time here. I hope we can grow together as we share the accumulation of our experiences and knowledge. Two things I want you to know:
- Disagreement is okay! It’s not my goal to stir up controversy. But the fact is, if you’re looking for someone that you will agree with completely on every issue, I’m confident you’ll find something, sometime to disagree with me on. (And frankly, if that’s a concern, you might want to stay off the internet all together). Bottom line: You are welcome here even if we see the world differently!
- If you’re here, I’m praying for you. And I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and get to know you better!
Thanks for stopping by!
I’d love it if you’d drop your info below so we can stay in touch via email!
I should be honest here and tell you that in the blogging world, I’m kind of a big failure in this area. All the advice I see says to send tons of emails, use tactics like sending the “oops I forgot to include a link in that last email, here’s 10 more” emails, and essentially bombard people with more of me. I hate being on the receiving end of that, so I refuse to do it to you. For me that means that while I may get a lot less clicks or sales or shares, I can sleep at night because I know I’m treating you the way I want to be treated. For you, I hope it means that you’ll smile when you see a note from me in your inbox.
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