Hi and Welcome to my site! I am so happy that you stopped by and want to know more about me. I decided to answer some of the questions I imagine you would ask if we were talking face to face. I'm still revising this page so come back again to see what else I add!
Why Do I Blog?
I have been reading different blogs for many years. I have always told myself that I would never start a blog. For one thing, what is there left to be said? Also, I am a private person who does not openly welcome in the entire world to my life. Why then, would I write a blog?
Many different reasons come to mind as I sit here and write this post. Above all though, I realize more and more that I am a unique individual with personal experiences, views, and circumstances that no one else can exactly replicate.
One of my burning desires for some time has been to help people understand what they actually need in life to find happiness. I know in my own process of discovery I have been unsettled and surprised at times to find that in many instances my idea of what would make me happy was really just as insubstantial as a passing cloud on a lazy summer day.
In many ways, I keep coming back to simple pleasures that ultimately bring me lasting happiness regardless of whatever else is going on around me.
I want to be one quiet voice in the loud, pushy, constantly busy, and ultimately dissatisfied world that shows you another option for seeking happiness. I welcome, with some trepidation, the comments or thoughts of any who wander to my very small corner of the universe.
Why Peach Tree Drive?
I grew up on the side of a mountain that was once covered in peach trees.
Our backyard was lined with peach trees that we would harvest, in late summer, as a family.
During those summer days a seed was planted in my heart. I learned the value of hard work and how to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I also learned about how to work with my family to accomplish goals that seemed impossible on my own, but were possible as I worked with my family.
We still make fresh homemade peach ice cream every summer and it takes me back to those simple, yet beautiful summer days where I ate peaches until my mouth was raw from all the juices spilling over.
What Do I Believe?
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. If you would like to learn more about my beliefs, I encourage you to take a look at the official church website and look around the site. In a nutshell, I know that Jesus Christ loves each of us and that we all have a piece of His light inside of us, which means that we have endless possibility. I know that God loves us and sent us to this earth so that we could learn and grow. I have learned in my life just how important it is for each of us to hold fast to Him and each other as we experience all the varied aspects of life.
My family is so important and I truly believe that my roles as a wife and mother are more important than any other roles I have taken on or may yet take on. It's such a unique opportunity to touch the lives of others in a very real and honest way that we don't get the chance to do with many individuals. We grow and learn and change as a family and develop relationships that we never want to end because they are so precious and beautiful.
If you have any other questions for me, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
I'm a woman with a million ideas and not enough listening ears to hear them. Thanks for listening to my thoughts and providing your feedback. I am genuinely interested in the thoughts and ideas of others. I hope we can take this time to learn from each other. Welcome to my blog!