I write for you.
I write from the intersection of courage and creativity.
I write for women who might feel a little weak-in-the-knees at times, who would like ideas for finding their own courage.
I write to help you (and me!) find the links between courage, creativity, and personal growth and healing. I’ll share a little bit of my own journeys of courage and creativity – but only because I hope that my stories will help strengthen and inspire you.
I believe in the amazing powers of vulnerability, transparency, and connection to help women make their lives braver. I’ve long been hesitant to open up about my private struggles, but the vulnerability and inspiration of other women has led me to the point where I can comfortably share – even need to share – in case it might help you
I write to share bits of beauty, bits of peace, as we courageously journey through our lives.
I want you to know that you’re not alone, and that you can find bravery and new ways of looking at your life.
Creativity is a broad thing. It’s not just being artistic in the usual sense. All women have had to find creative ways to steer their lives through motherhood, or employment, or personal crises. Often, courage is a necessary ally in this process. My faith has also required both courage and creativity, so this may pop up here from time to time.
That said, I really dig the visual arts. (I think a lot of people do.) And I’m utterly enthralled with the creativity of young children. So I won’t be able to resist sharing some (easy) creative projects from time to time as well as creative undertakings with youngsters that you might enjoy as well. Motherhood has drawn forth so much courage and creativity in my own life that I’ll also share about that – in case it can also inspire and strengthen you.
I also have a little etsy shop to help nurture creative learning for young children – https://www.etsy.com/shop/AspenPathChildhood?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Finally, in case you were wondering –
I solo-parent an amazing young son. I am crazy about western South Dakota – my hometown and region – although Houston and Central California also have a place in my heart after years living in both. I write, photograph, get messy with kids, have too many hobbies, spend lots of time in thrift stores, and collect unique earrings as travel souvenirs.