Hello and welcome to my website. I created this site many years ago, even before social media, as a way to stay in touch with my family and friends. As technology evolved and social media evolved my online presence was on facebook, twitter, and now includes pinterest and instagram.
In October 2015 I resigned from my position as Executive Director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County. It was a difficult decision because I love the mission and loved my work. My reasons for leaving were entirely personal: my Mom is in late stages of Parkinson’s Disease and lives several hours away, my sons live in different parts of the country (Sacramento and Duluth- yes, Duluth) and I wanted to spend more time with them, I wanted to spend some time traveling with my husband, and I wanted to devote some additional time to taking care of my own chronic health issues: Celiac Disease and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Also, my son and beautiful daughter-in-law just had their second child. I made a decision to hit the pause button–a self imposed sabbatical. My work at SPSF was all consuming and I LOVED IT. More than loving it, I strongly believe in the mission of Single Parent: providing scholarship funding, nurturing families, and creating new futures full of promise and hope to low-income single parents who are working hard to earn a college degree. SPSF offers a hand-up to bright, hard working single parents in Pulaski County. I had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. It was an honor to serve as their Executive Director and I’m happy to be a continued supporter.
Today, I am an independent contractor. I offer freelance editing services. Most of my writing is grant writing for nonprofits. I teach an online writing class at UALR. I do some volunteer work. I teach two yoga classes each week and I see and help care for my Mom. And thanks to Marie Kondo, I’m simplifying my life.
I’m focusing on what matters and I’m attempting to live each day as I talk about in my yoga classes–begin your practice (your day) with awareness and end your practice (your day) with gratitude.