I don’t know what brought you here but I am so glad you found me.
Here you will find a collection of bits and pieces that make me happy and spark joy when I see, hear, touch, speak, taste or breathe them. Every single one of them illustrates the grace in my life.
Admittedly, I am in the midst of a life transition. I recently retired from my corporate job as a Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer serving a financial advisory firm in the Boston area. I made the trade of money for time at a time when my children, ok young men, are leaving my husband Andrew and I with an empty nest. Why now? I’m still trying to figure that out. Which brings me to this website. I’m trying to find out who I am, my purpose, after shedding the many cloaks I have been wearing for most of my life. I trust you can relate at some level and I look forward to sharing the journey.
Fourteen years ago when I was diagnosed with vulvar cancer, one of the benefits was it brought my world to a screeching halt and tethered me to the absolute necessities. Love, connection, my tribe and living simply. It was a time that I could see so clearly the grace in my life. Because with a cancer diagnosis, all of the busyness fell away.
Over the years I unknowingly, maybe purposefully, began putting my cloaks of busyness back on. I feel untethered. So this site is a place where I will be reaching back into my past and sharing my reflections from my second chance, little snippets of grace that were so poignant to me when I was so vulnerable. This will be a place where my past will be colliding with my present as I attempt to be still enough to see the beauty and grace that surrounds me each and every day.
It is my hope that you too will find this as a place to go and fill your soul with goodness. To let time STOP for just a few minutes to renew, fill up, tether yourself. So that you can then go back into life with a bit of grace to carry you through.
As I search for the genius I am supposed to share with the world, I am becoming more and more aware that perhaps I was given a second chance so that I could somehow help others, give people hope so they can be still for just a moment and see just how beautiful their life is.