I’m a forty something female who is dedicated to learning and growing both professionally and personally. I am a preschool teacher, radio DJ, graduate student, and auntie. As crazy as it is, my accomplishments as an auntie are what make me most proud. It is through her eyes that I have seen the world in a whole new light and found a new level of love and determination within myself that I didn’t know existed. I am passionate about meditation, relaxing with the TV, listening to music, reading a good book, and being one with nature. In the back of my head, I fantasize about one day hiking the PCT.

I love many kinds of music, and I can’t imagine a world without it. When I sit for my morning meditation, I often find I’ve had a song playing in my head as a sort of soundtrack to the day. I practice a form of meditation known as Zazen that is taught in Zen Buddhism. I meditate every day, and it has changed the way I deal with and view my life. I highly recommend meditation, because I know how important it is to be present. I am extremely straightforward and will always be 100% real. As an eternal optimist, it is my goal to spread positivity. So please know that even in my dark moments, the glass is always half full.