The Nitty Gritty

All you ever wanted to know about me
(and likely a whole lot more)

Woman. Mother. Daughter. Photographer. Artist. Inspirationalist. Writer. Poet. Wannabe Fashionista. Former Doula. Feminist. Hard Core Liberal. Flaky Type A. Selfish. Enthusiastic. Canadian. Femme (with an occasional rock star edge). Future Rock Star (see previous). Tenacious. Sleep-Deprived. Shameless. Incorrigible Flirt. Homebirther. Doula. 5’ 5”. Wish I Were Taller. Vegetarian. Book Worm. Preacher’s Daughter. Libra. Wishy-Washy. Extroverted Exterior/Introverted Soul. Whiner. Gregarious. Queer. Nosy. Persistent. Paranoid. Former Non-Profit Director. Creative. Distractable. Crunchy (On The Inside). Always Thirsty. Delusions Of Grandeur. 40. Day Dreamer. Good Girl. Eternal Optimist. Touchy-Feely. Scientist. Debater. Pro-Choice. Articulate. Internet Addict. Sloppy Perfectionist. Tatooed. Accident Prone. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free. Cheap Drunk. Idealist. Morning Person. Prone To Infatuation. Fidgety.

Inspired By:

The Sound Of The Rain. Light And Shadow. The Photography of Ruth Bernhard, Edward Weston, Sally Mann, Lara Jade. Words. Reflections. People With Soul. Reality. Fantasy. Friendship. Peeling Away Layers. Hard Edges And Soft Corners. Universal Energy. The Space Right Outside My Comfort Zone. Sex. The Beat Of The Music. Solitude. Paradox. Boundary Pushers. Crashing Waves. Spoken Word. My Girls. The Creative Process. Unexpected Juxtaposition. Rusted Metal and Cracked Cement. People Who Live Without Apology. Stretching To My Limits And Beyond. Crushes. Poetry and Prose. Color. Laughter. The Smell Of Cut Grass. Urban Decay. Dancing With Utter And Complete Abandon. Eye Contact. Rawness. People Who Convince Me To Lose My Inhibitions. You.


The sweet honey heat of whiskey. Ankle boots + pencil skirts. Cool White Sheets. Almond Milk Lattes. Dark Chocolate. Ripped boyfriend jeans and off the shoulder band tees.  A smooth, deep, rich Red Wine. Two Stepping And Line Dancing. Witches. Raspberries. Laughing Till It Hurts. My Hula Hoop. Mental Clarity. Ice. Karma. Camping. Amber, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange. Pretty Lingerie. The Ocean. Romantic Comedies. Alone Time. Thrift Stores. Musicals. Falling In Love. Falling in Lust. Deep red lipstick. Long Hot Showers Right Before Bed. The Poetry of Mary Oliver + Audre Lorde + Neruda + Rumi + Rilke + Bukowski + all of the poets. Serendipity. My Tribe. Sleep. The Fosters. Running. Patsy Cline. Board Games. Words. Modern Design. People Who Know How To Hug. High End Cosmetics. Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert. Rebels {With And Without A Cause}.. Reading While I Eat. Q-Tips. Pinterest. #hashtags. Air Conditioning. Folding Laundry. Spotify. Breakfast. Spell Check. Getting Right To The Point. Being Bitten. My Library Card. My Canon 5D MKII + 24-70 2.8. The Sound of Rain.


Shellfish. Dogma. People Who Don’t Know What They Want. Scorpions. Prejudice, Bigotry, Intolerance. Beer. War. Soda. Canadian Winter. Arizona Summer. Meal Planning. Card Games. Floral Scented Products. Not Being Able To Read While I Eat. Ethnocentrism. Mayonnaise. Sloppy Kisses. Ambiguity. The Smell Of Incense. When Someone Else Does The Laundry. Being Teased. Coffee. My Middle Name. Mind Games. Sports on TV. Zoos.

Good At:

Connecting The Dots. Finding The Right Words. Questioning Authority. Seeing Your Beauty. Making Chocolate Chip Cookies. Making Friends. Getting What I Want. Diving Deep. Keeping You On Your Toes. Wasting Time. Ideas. Writing. Holding My Own. Epic Playlist Creation. Procrastinating. Getting To The Bottom Of Things. Solving Problems. Making Plans. Kissing. Opening Up. Photography. Spending Money. Asking Questions. Avoiding Confrontation.

Bad At:

Sports. Commitment. Follow Through. House Cleaning. Not Interrupting People. Parking. Getting Out Of The House. Accepting The Inevitable. Time Management. Making Decisions. Responding To Emails. Remembering Birthdays. Following Directions. Spelling. Accepting Myself. Staying Still.

Wish I Could:

Sew. Buy Expensive Clothing. Live Abroad. Sing Really Well. Speak A Foreign Language. Discover The Meaning Of Life. Play My Guitar. Get In Touch With My Inner Bad Girl. 


Dream Of:

A Commune By The Sea. World Peace. Brandi Carlile. Minions. Adam Levine. Hiring A Full-Time Housekeeper/Chef. Learning To Stop Interrupting People. Being Famous. Traveling The World. More Sleep. Forming An All Girl Rock Band. Getting The Guts To Sing Karaoke. Unlimited Supplies of Chocolate. Having More Willpower. Finding Inner Peace.

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I swear like a sailor, I've been called a word-witch (more than once), I believe whole-heartedly in the power of your voice,  and think words are as necessary as air. I also create courses and programs that will get you writing (for reals). 

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