This blog isn't really about me.

It's about creativity and writing for all of us, especially the ones who never thought they could do it. It's about the beauty of small moments and how they come together to make the everyday a little more purposeful. It's about finding magic in routine and whimsy in the ordinary.

This blog is for the jugglers, the mamas, the creatives who don't know what they're doing, and the writers who can't spend all day working in a hipster coffee shop.

You are my people, and I'm so glad to have you here.


But really, who am I?

I don't know how to reduce who I am to a one-sentence elevator pitch, but I'll try just for you.

I'm a freelance writer and editor working from my cozy home office in Minnesota alongside my three kids, ages 4, 2, and infant. I like baking bread from scratch, knitting, reading gorgeous writing, and being outside. Things that make me happy include my husband, iced mochas, and snow. 

In my free time, I do things like cohost a podcast about creativity and stare out the window thinking about absolutely nothing.

No day is normal around here, but in any 24-hour period you can usually find me wrangling my children, scribbling in my journal, reading while stirring something on the stove, and knitting while watching Gilmore Girls. (Team Jess forever!)

In this podcast episode, I walk you through an average day in my life and how creativity fits into it all.

And why do I blog?

I created this blog to escape the doldrums of my freelance editing and content marketing gigs. (Want to learn more about what I do for work? Head over here.)

My work arrangement sounds pretty ideal: I work part-time from my home office while my kids roam free in the backyard (summer) or watch one too many Super Why episodes (winter). But this perfect job has taken its toll on my spirit.

This space is here so that I can wind words together without having to worry about SEO or audience personas or (my least favorite) that #girlboss hustle mentality. 

We all need a place where we can be free with our words. This is mine.