Coming Full Circle

I’ve been a lover of words all my life.  Seriously.  Reading and writing have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  One of my mother’s favorite stories about me was how I would fight with my father over who should get the Reader’s Digest first when it was delivered.  As a wee girl of 6, I had a strong grasp on language and the way it could be used to convey messages, feelings and events.  My mother fostered this passion by bringing me to the library so I could get my very own library card.  When I think of that day, I feel the same rush of emotions that I did when the librarian answered my question of how many books I could check out with, “as many as you can read.”  With eyes wide and an open summer before me, I filled my little arms with as many books as I could carry.

As a young adult, my relationship with the written word morphed from one of starry-eyed curiosity to lackluster high school and under-grad requirements to the intensity of a post-grad love affair with the onion-skinned pages of the Norton Anthologies of English and American Literature.  Today, I have no fewer than four books on my nightstand at a time.

Since my humble beginnings as a slight girl with a brawny imagination, I’ve written loads of papers–some better than others and some f**ing amazing.  I’ve toyed with MySpace posts and Twitter tweets and facebook Notes.  I’ve been given credit as a contributor to a best selling book.  I’ve even written a novel.  And now…?

Now I’m here.  The same wide-eyed girl who is now a wide-eyed adult–with a requisite laugh line or two–armed with a passion for words and a plethora of things to write about.

Let’s get the party started.


About yogajolie

I'm a work in progress. Give me a sunny day at the beach followed by a late afternoon thunderstorm. My flip flops and running shoes somehow find rank and file among the melee of Manolos and high boots in my closet. I think finding bliss on a yoga mat is sheer happiness, but also enjoy lacing up and suffering...just a little bit...on a long run. Maybe this comes from my start in life. It began in Chicago, but we spent weekends and summers in a small beach town in Southwest Michigan. City mouse meets country mouse. Yin and yang. Juxtaposition. Balance. I'm fiercely independent, but after thirty-some-odd years on this planet realized that I'm also a little old-fashioned. *go figure* I'm mildly addicted to Kombucha. And eye cream. (I'm all about the moisturizer.) I appreciate good manners. Chivalry. Please and thank you. That's not to say that there isn't a little urban girl, punk rock heart still beating in my chest. There is. I've lived a lot of life so far...and miles to go before I sleep. So, that's me. I'm an East Coast girl with punk rock heart and a yoga soul. Practicing, playing, teaching and sharing as much as I can. I currently teach at two studios--it will be three as of September 1st, as I was recently named the Advanced Yoga class/workshop instructor for the newest location. Outside of my home studios, I offer workshops and private yoga lessons as well. Contact me if you want more information!
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