About Me

Hi. I’m Brenda. Welcome to my blog!

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, curl up in a comfy chair, and let’s chat.

Since this is About Me, I’ll go first…

For starters:

I started this blog so I could share my journey  with you. Maybe — like me — you need to know you aren’t alone.

Maybe you need to know we aren’t all that different from each other. Maybe you can relate to what I write here.

Or maybe we ARE different, and you see life from another angle… In that case, we can learn from each other.

You don’t have to be just like me to feel connected here. Many of my struggles have nothing to do with age or even gender and everything to do with life in general.

Think of me as your running friend, your mom, your small group leader or your Sunday School teacher.

Maybe I’m your next-door neighbor when you need a cup of sugar… or a pot of coffee.

Perhaps I’m the person you call in the middle of the night when you need someone to talk to… or when you need to know you aren’t alone in your struggles.

More about me:

I’m a stay-at-home-wife with an empty nest.

I am the oldest of four — with a sister and two brothers. I’ve spent my entire adult life at least 600 miles from my nearest relative.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a life-long passion for indigent healthcare.

I’ve been a runner (everything from mere fitness to competitive, 5Ks to marathons) since 1980. I lift weights and eat healthy… most of the time.

I love to read. Mostly nonfiction, because I also love to learn.

I enjoy road trips… and hiking and camping at my destination.

I need massive quantities of solitude.

I’m a survivor of a divorce and a shining example of God’s grace in a redeeming second marriage. I am a Christ-follower who is gifted with compassion and discernment.

I live in a mid-sized city where I’m a passionate nonprofit leader and effective grant writer.

But wait…. There’s more!

If we had this conversation face to face, you’d notice my accent. What kind of accent depends on where you are from.

People from the northern United States think I sound like I’m from the South. People from the South think I sound like I’m from the North.

Both groups of people have it right…

Still working on the plan

I hate disorder, chaos, and clutter. Unfortunately, I also hate housecleaning.

I struggle to stay on task and stick with a plan.

Just so you know — I don’t claim to be an expert.  About life, God, fitness, or raising kids. I don’t have all the answers…

For the Best of My Life

Bottom line: I’m an ongoing work-in-progress — my mind, my physical body and other areas of my life. Buckle up for my journey through the best of my life… It should be an adventure.

I’ll share some of my thoughts, struggles, and (hopefully) victories with you once or twice a week.