Welcome to the journey
I first started blogging several years ago when we moved from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne. About a year after we moved and halfway through my graduate program, it dawned on me that it might be time to start writing about all of the renovations that we had been making on the house we purchased as a foreclosure. I mostly did it for me, but with the glut of foreclosures on the market because of the housing crisis, I was pretty sure others could share in our miseries and triumphs.
As we prepared for the move from the Midwest to Texas, it was time for a new blog to highlight the new phase in my life. I wanted to focus on the unexpected journey that is my life.
Now we have moved back to Indianapolis, coming full circle. I started writing on Substack to give a dedicated place to each of my favorite genres. I want to live a great story, and this is the place where I write about it. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where you will find addition pictures, commentary, and stories to fill out the narrative you find here.
What you will find here
In Accepting the Unexpected, I write about the life experience that continues to influence my thoughts about the world around me and the things that affect my life and the life of my family. At those times, I write to process, reflect, and share those reflections to reassure myself that I’m not alone. While these reflections cover a wide range of topics, I do my best to write and reflect with nuance and honesty. This is my writing workshop. Most of these posts continue to be free for non-subscribers, but I occasionally write “spicier" takes that I reserve for my paid subscribers.
Embracing Curiosity is where I write about culture, faith, and politics. Like with Accepting the Unexpected, I write to process, reflect, and share those reflections to reassure myself that I’m not alone. Again, I do my best to write and reflect with nuance and honesty. Most of these posts continue to be free for non-subscribers, but I occasionally write “spicier" takes that I reserve for my paid subscribers.
I started Mission: Wanderlust for just my travel writing and story telling. I have spent a lot of time writing about camping and our life outdoors because that is our escape from work and our chance to reconnect as a family. I mostly write but occasionally podcast about new adventures as they come. All podcast episodes are available to the public and can be downloaded on most player apps.
I started Writing the Journey as I worked through publishing my first book. Here you will find everything about that publishing journey and the lessons that I continue to learn as a writer. All of these posts are free to all readers.
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