Do we ever really grow up? I often ponder how I got here and what experiences molded me into the individual that I am. But I am never stagnant, that is one of my worse fears…to stop growing and expanding. To not reach my potential or to become rigid and uncaring would be the worst fate imaginable. I am a cup half full optimist and always look for the sunny side. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as mom to two boxer babies. Last year I returned to school to pursue my PhD in Mind Body Medicine and am loving every step of the journey. I spend my free hours engaged in knitting, sewing, reading, and gardening. I am currently obsessed with natural dyeing. I am sewist for my daughters Etsy shop StitchesPlusPurls where we make and market naughty knitting bags and at times hand dyed yarns.