I am a dreamy pisces with a watery soul. I make a living reading student essays and talking about writing, but single motherhood is my primary and greatest vocation. I am a part-time PhD student working toward a dissertation on narrative theory and environment. In short, I believe the places where we live tell our story. My daughter is the gorgeously catastrophic center of my universe, and it is a world we are continually recreating. I love to find beauty in words, photographs, and people. My dog is treated like royalty. The New Yorker and People magazines are welcome on my nightstand, and I like winding film cameras and getting my hands dirty. Welcome to my blog, which serves as a reminder of things for which I am the most grateful. Ordinary moments are often my focus. What I’ve come to understand is the worth in sharing the unfolding journey with all the unexpected found along the way.