I live in Minnesota with my husband and cocker spaniel, am currently earning a master's in theology with the goal of becoming a hospice chaplain.
When I'm not scrambling to finish a paper at the last minute, I'm into art, music (choir), writing, reading everything I can get my hands on, yoga, learning to cook and knit (although not at the same time), hanging out with family and friends, and long walks around the lakes in Minneapolis or along the Mississippi River.
We are also in earliest stages of the adoption process, probably through the foster care system.I was adopted myself, in fact.
I also deal with chronic pain on a regular basis--I have fibromyalgia, a Harrington Rod in my back from having kyphosis and scoliosis surgeries, chronic migraines, arthritis, and have struggled in the past with PTSD and depression, but that's how I discovered the importance of being grateful for every blessing and remembering that life is made up of the little things. My family, friends, and my faith have seen me through much over the last few decades, and I can never be grateful enough.