Now with my youngest making her way off to college, it’s dawned on me that maybe I get to decide what to do when I grow up!
I live in Humboldt County, California, where the redwoods meet the sea. Some say it’s where the ‘60s meet the sea. But in any case it is a beautiful spot on the planet and I often give thanks that I found my way here from the crowded East Coast suburbs from whence I come, and have called this community home for almost three decades.
I felt a bit like a big fish in a small pond in these parts for a while – when I ran a quirky little herb shop called Moonrise Herbs. But after 19 years, ready to reinvent myself, I sold the place - and now after earning a double degree in journalism and women’s studies I’m an environmental journalist, hopeful freelance writer and would-be social justice activist.
Grown up yet? I don’t think so!
Here I will share thoughts on life as an empty nester, inspirations, aspirations, musings on the political goings-on on the national and local stage, travel adventures…and whatever else sparkles on the periphery.
You can contact me at: grownupmom (at) gmail.com