Hi All,

Since we are all cooped up at home for the most part, I thought it would be nice to reach out via a video. It seems a little more personal. Even though I like my alone time and down time, I miss people!

In the video I read a small section from my book, The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World. This section talks about my hometown and my family. I mention the joys of growing up in a small town and the struggles I felt living with an extroverted and competitive sister.

I am hoping some of you can relate to me. I would love to hear how your hometown/city and family of origin shaped you. Even if you can’t relate to me, I would love to hear your perspective. It would be great to learn something new.


I hope you are all well and are finding ways to navigate this new lifestyle. My family and I are primarily living at home with occasional trips to Target. My kids go back and forth between my house and their dad’s. My husband is working from home every day. My paraprofessional job is on hold until April 6th, when I may be dispatched to do emergency childcare for the district.

Let me know if you like the video format and if there are any other subjects or questions you would like me to discuss and answer. I’m open to connecting.