A to Z

This is my creative About Page.

Each letter describes me in a way. I’m still moving through the alphabet one letter at a time – not in order. Each letter gives me an opportunity to explore, reflect, and create .

A

Adventuring. I enjoy taking adventures by going down a random road I haven’t been down before. My most recent and challenging adventure was taking a last minute road trip to New York. So many amazing memories!

B

Being.  For so many years, I was a human-doing focused on doing the current thing and whatever the next thing was. I created My Being Counseling which offers mental health services that promote Being, wellness, and connection.

C

Colorado. I have lived in Colorado for about 14 years.  As a kid, I watched Bob Ross paint mountains and “happy little trees.” One of my favorite parts of Colorado is how the mountains are in the distance full of life that cannot be seen from afar.

D

Drawing. I draw, color, and paint as a form of expression, self-care, and relaxation. Right now, I’m focusing on a paint-by-number and coloring with Tombow markers. Art allows me to express myself when there are no words that would fit.

E

Education. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Educational Studies, Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in progress), and Sexuality-Related Certificates (in progress).

F

Florida. Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida is one of the most memorable parks I have been to. I loved the park so much I even got married there! There are alligators, boardwalks, squirrels, and turtles.

G

Gaming. it took me awhile to figure out Minecraft. I am not a gamer outside of Pac-Man, Mario-Kart and Minecraft. I have now placed 100s of torches on my island while creating in-game beauty and keeping the Zombies away. 

K

Kitchen. The kitchen is used for muffins, pizza, and chicken. More often though, the kitchen is used as a place of silliness, conversations, and dancing. The kitchen is where I watch and feel life one moment at a time.

L

Little Things. I sometimes go out on a “little things” search. I find little flowers with ladybugs that I might have other wise walked by. It’s easy to see the big things. The little things take intentionality but they are there. They are always there.

M

Mindfulness. About five years ago I had my first introduction into mindfulness. It is now a large part of my day. I integrate it whenever possible (and remembered) into my day, teach mindfulness, and promote the benefits of it.  

N

New York. Grew up in New York which is where some of my favorite people are still. I miss them, but not the cold endless gray winters. I have moved from New York twice. I don’t think moving back is happening but it is nice to visit.

O

OurFunPass.com is a webpage that I created after being inspired by a trip that had a lot of figurative and literal detours. The goal is to inspire others to explore their local area. The page is not updated as often as it used to be.

P

Parks. State, regional, and local parks are where I often go to connect with nature. You might find me sitting on a bench listening to the leaves move in the wind. I’m slowly moving my way through visiting all of the Colorado State Parks.

R

Rainbow. For me, rainbows hold a symbolic meaning of hope, surprise, and wonder. “Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.” – Mayer

T

Tiny Homes. The tiny home lifestyle is one that interests me. It would not be ideal right not for many, many reasons including zoning ordinances. One of my mental happy places is a tiny house in a forest next to a stream.

V

Vulnerability. Sharing these aspects of myself online feels vulnerable. Brene Brown wrote “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness”

W

WordPress. Many, many years ago, I started a work from home blog to share legit work from home job leads. That specific webpage doesn’t exist anymore, but I have used and developed the skills to create this page – and others. 

X

Xylophone. Outdoor musical parks with xylophones are a unique combination of nature, music, and creativity. They are great for all ages. Not sure what an outdoor musical park is? Check this out. Not an affiliate link, just a fan of xylophones.