I’m originally from Texas and now live in Virginia.  I’m a librarian turned housewife, and sometimes I pretend to be an artist and chef in addition to a full-time toddler wrangler.  Who knows what will happen next.

You might be wondering what this blog’s title has to do with anything.  Since you asked,  I’m moderately embarrassed to admit that it all boils down to a good chick flick.

In You’ve Got Mail, the bookstore owner writes the following to a friend:

Sometimes I wonder about my life.  I lead a small life–well, valuable, but small–and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave?  So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?  I don’t really want an answer.  I just want to send this cosmic question into the void.  So good night, dear void.

I want to cheer every time I read that paragraph or hear it coming out of Meg Ryan’s mouth.  Who doesn’t wonder about the impact of his or her life?  Who doesn’t feel insignificant and unseen at times?  And honestly, what avid reader doesn’t have a bit of a problem with living in the world of books?  Of all the things of which I need a daily dose, real-world bravery nears the top of the list.

I come from a long line of scared women.  The good news is that each generation seems to be less afraid than the generation before.  One of my many life goals is to be brave and make sure that my small life turns into one that is small, but valuable.

Hopefully you will find something of value here, too.

photo by Merry Studios

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew says:


    ‘Been awhile! Heh, I didn’t think that anyone even checked that website anymore… ^_^; Thanks for linking me to your new blog. You really do have a wonderful writing style – more than a few posts have caused me to break into a grin already. =) I hope that you have a great time on vacation!


    1. Nice to hear from you again, too! Looks like you’ve been reading lots of good things lately. I look forward to seeing more of that on your blog.

  2. bevsfoodhaven says:

    Hi 🙂 As i really like your blog i’ve nominated you for the Liebster-award. The award is a fun way for bloggers to connect and get the word out. Please read more here http://bevsfoodhaven.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/the-liebster-award/

    1. Thanks so much, Bev! I’ll definitely check out the award nomination info really soon. I appreciate your kindness, and I’m glad you’re reading ye ol’ blog.

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