I am as much a part of what I see as it is a part of me. We are all one. I despise labels and boxes instead preferring the gray zones of life that allow us to change and grow, adapt and integrate. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter. I have had careers as a nurse, gardener, coordinator, barista, caretaker and teacher. I am passionate about equality for all, education, and the environment in all its many forms. I love to read, write, research, learn, explore, garden, hike, camp, travel, cook, create and just be. While the many roles we play in our lives shape and form, it is the stories we create that tell who we are . I hope you will join me as I share some of my story.