Feeling wildly alive is a state of mind. I believe that we don’t need to experience huge, earth-shattering things to live a wild and amazing life; on the contrary, it’s all about finding joy in the small, everyday details. My goal is to create a life I don’t need to escape from - one that makes me excited and grateful to be alive.

I live with anxiety, depression, and PMDD. Some days, my mental illness tries to tell me that being alive is overrated. I write myself notes with all the reasons why life is kind of the best. I call them love notes about life - little reminders of everything that’s good about hanging out on this wild planet together.

I want to share these notes with you, together with musings about relationships, mental health, aging, nature, living alcohol-free, and whatever else pops into my mind.

About me:

I’m happily married to Richard, whom I met 20 years ago at the lowest point of my life. Our love story is kind of a wild ride, so I wrote my first book Let's Pretend This is Normal about it.

I self-published my second book Quit the Hustle after I experienced burnout in 2018. It explores our society's unhealthy obsession with the hustle, and the danger of a culture that continually wants us to feel as if we are not good enough.

I’m an x-ray technologist who works at a rural hospital in a small cowboy town. In my spare time I love to kayak, hike, do yoga, read, and write.

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Bubbly introvert, mental health advocate, dog mom. I write about living your best life by being unapologetically yourself.