I am in my late-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a teenaged daughter named Anela, who is super cute and fun to know. I’m an art school drop-out who went into nursing as a second career. Im currently the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a sub-acute unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt’s Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s’mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and study Shambhala Buddhism. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I have a strong desire for creativity in my life, and funnel this into knitting and wood working. My little woodshop is called zenren wood and I do a lot of custom wood burning.