But back before kids, I found that I have a passion for, and some talent with, capturing moments and telling stories with a pen and a lens. As Jake and I settle into lives with children who are less dependent on us for every little thing, I'm making headway back into writing and photographing.
I've earned a few commissions with Trazzler, an online travel guide that focuses on unique perspectives and visions of places, especially those off the beaten path. And I've racked up some accolades, including two first place finishes in their photo contests and numerous honorable mentions - in both photography and writing.
I am, also, now a contributing writer for Edible Monterey Bay; I was commissioned for one story about their pop-up supper club at Ventana Inn and Spa and have another in the hopper. I actually said "I'm a writer" without stuttering when I introduced myself to, and interviewed, an oyster farmer at an event on Friday. Progress.
So, I hope you'll follow along and take a look at whatever stories and images catch your eye and tickle your fancy.