12 Things About Me

1

I once photographed a prince’s wedding.

2

For 20 years I’ve studied meditation, mindfulness, and prayer techniques from some amazing teachers - grand masters, professors, pastors, a guru, and more. Several of them are still in my life.

3

My favorite place in the world is my own backyard.

4

I’m a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor.

5

I started developing black and white film in my high school darkroom.

6

I love dragons, unicorns, and mythological creatures. My favorite color is purple.

7

I worked for years as a photographer and office manager for a Master Photographer and Filmmaker in Los Angeles.

8

I trained for 3 years with ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) and I'm a Synod Authorized Minister.

9

After we got married, my husband and I put all of our stuff in storage, moved into our van, and traveled the country playing music.

10

My favorite family vacation was a trip to Spook Cave, after asking my 5y/o son where he’d go if he could go anywhere in the world. He said, “a cave.”

11

As a kid, I loved swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Now I swim in Lake Okoboji.

12

I used to think I was a failure. Then I reframed failure as an opportunity for growth and now I’m proud of my “failures.” (That took a lot of work.)

7

I worked for years as a photographer and office manager for a Master Photographer and Filmmaker in Los Angeles.

8

I trained for 3 years with ELCA and am a Synod Authorized Minister.

9

After we got married, my husband and I put all of our stuff in storage, moved into our van, and traveled the country playing music.

10

My favorite family vacation was a trip to Spook Cave, after asking my 5y/o son where he’d go if he could go anywhere in the world. He said, “a cave.”

11

As a kid, I loved swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Now I swim in Lake Okoboji.

12

I used to think I was a failure. Then I reframed failure as an opportunity for growth and now I’m proud of my “failures.” (That took a lot of work.)