If you ever scroll through Facebook or Twitter for a few minutes and really soak in statuses and tweets,

you begin to realize just how much we’re all longing for a place to be heard………….to have a voice.

This summer I’ve had some face-to-face encounters that have reminded me of just how deeply I need people with skin on in my life.



Eye Contact



I need these types of things in order to feel alive………….in order to feel whole.

I haven’t been as faithful with blogging, and part of me has felt very guilty…………….

as if part of who I am is less if I’m not here………………….

being heard.

The truth is, life goes on  for the planet when I don’t write publicly.

And sometimes, the things I’m feeling and thinking and experiencing are just too personal for a public forum.

So, I just felt like I needed to say this morning that I’m still here.

I still love you all.

I’m still processing life and death and everything in between the beginning and the end;

but other than an Instagram pic and maybe a little thought about the photograph,

I’m not doing much on social media for the next few weeks.

You can find me on Instagram by searching for


I’d love to see you there!

I plan to dive back into blogging on a regular basis in September.

Until then, I will only be blogging once or twice a week,

but it doesn’t mean I care about you any less……………….

Maybe by somewhat disconnecting from public forums for a while,

I can actually have time to care a little more.

Please feel free to email me if you need to talk.

I love hearing from you.

I hope your day is filled with hugs, laughter, and friendship.