Outside of my family, I am a working mom who solves problems. I love what I do and most days I enjoy feeling challenged to make it all work. Sometimes it's hard to switch off the urge to locate and resolve issues in my environment. I accept that cleaning a toilet at 2am because you can't sleep until it's off your to-do-list is an illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and my husband will confirm this.

I love to read, even without the time to do so. Although digital print has taken over my personal library, there is nothing like curling up with a real book. 

Coffee is critical. My favorite is Stumptown coffee yet the search for the perfect espresso is one of life's highlights. 

An ISTJ, I worry about everything but I am trying not to. I worry about projects, the environment, my family, my parents, my washing machine. I worry about why I bother with coupons but then forget to use them at check out - is this a sign of early Alzheimer's?  I worry about my friends, potholes and fair play. Today, however, I am a reformed worrier in the making. Letting go of managing all the small stuff has been my personal journey and one I still walk. 

Most of all, I am a woman crazy in love with her husband and mischievous son. Life is a wonderful, imperfect and unpredictable journey and I wouldn't have it any other way.