This vignette is very representational of me, Kari.
The smaller vintage sketch is of an apple tree...
my ode to our beloved farm and orchard.
The larger sketch is by Carl Larsson...
who lived about the time our farm was born ~ it is
a picture of a young woman, her back to us, holding a wreath.
The mirror to the right is from my childhood home,
passed down from my grandma.
As you may know, I am contemplative, a bit vintage.
I am also passionate about advocating
for children & families ~ that is the teacher in me.
My Ian recently shared what he believes
to be my foible, he shared that "I care too much".
And I suppose I do.
I believe a life lived with compassion & passion, is a life well lived.
My news is not about antiques, our farm, barn sales or kittens & goats.
That is all a part of who I am, as is my work life...which I tend to
not write about here. What I do know is that I must be passionate about
my work, and I have always been fortunate to have just those kind of jobs.
So, my news is that I am taking on a new challenge...
one that fills me with great pride. I have accepted the position
of Executive Director of the Family Resource Center of Eau Claire
& Dunn Counties. This wonderful agency grew from a community
vision about 15 years ago to provide multi faceted support to families.
From Playgroups to support to teen parents to support for incarcerated families
to trainings, etc....if there is a way we can support positive parent/guardian and child
interactions, we are there.
This is my news, and I am feeling very lucky. It is time for a change!