I am a native Texan who is living the North Carolina life with my wonderful husband, Rob. We will soon be celebrating being married for 16 years. I am mommy to the outspoken, beautiful, sassy, and hilarious 9 year-old known as Emme. I have been an educator for the past 20 years. I am also a writer, terrible house cleaner, football watcher (Go Cowboys!), sweet tea drinker, and an overall sensitive soul. It is my desire to write with complete transparency in an effort to show the balance and often imbalance of being what I have deemed as an anxious optimist. I identify as being a God-loving, people-pleasing, joy-filled, worry-consumed woman that strives every day to prove that being perfectly imperfect can often open the doors to unique and meaningful moments in life.