Hey there! First off, I really don’t like writing about myself, but here goes …
I grew up in a small town south of Boston, the oldest of five children who have somehow morphed from being the banes of my existence to my very best friends. I went to college in New Orleans, where I learned for the first time that strangers can actually be very nice people. From there, I’ve lived back in Boston, then San Francisco, DC, Tampa, a brief stint back in Louisiana, and then ten years in Arizona before heading back to Boston again. I’ve been married and divorced; I don’t have kids but I have had two awesome dogs (well, one awesome dog and one pain-in-the-ass dog that I love nonetheless).
I’m in a loving relationship with an amazing and adventurous partner who shares my passion for travel and the outdoors. We’ve hiked and backpacked and camped together all across the U.S. and trekked through Mexico. Together we’ve embarked on a shared dream to live and travel abroad that has (so far!) sent us adventuring to Portugal, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Croatia. I can’t wait to share with him my love of long-distance walks – I hope he enjoys them as much as I do, because my goal is to hit as many as possible over the years to come!
I’ve been a professional communicator in one way or another since receiving my degree in English Literature. While I don’t aspire to write the next Great American Novel, I do hope someday to have a few fun pieces of pop fiction to my name. In the meantime, I’ve made a living sharing other people’s stories as both publicist and journalist and have worked in book publishing, television production, and radio news.
I believe that life is what you make it; and while fear might sometimes slow you down, you don’t have to go fast – you just have to go.