about this blog
“Joy is radically different from happiness, for it does not depend up on the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of our existence. It is the constant moving away from the static places of death toward the house of God, where the abundant life can be recognized and celebrated.” – Henri Nouwen
This blog is part of what it means to take the practices of joy seriously — it’s a meeting place of thoughts, recipes, ideas, and inspirations that are part of my daily story. (And yes, I stole the title from a CS Lewis book. What can I say, sometimes being an original is too hard.)
I’m a firm optimist and a dreamer, marked by the outrageous love of God and a serious fancy for strapping on an apron. Cooking, baking, and creating are where I find the well of my energy and love; it’s the language where I found my own voice. A few years back, with a bachelors’ degree in PR and several years of working in an office in my back pocket, I threw my neat plans up in the air, went to culinary school for baking, and happily upended my life into something chaotic and surprising. Now I spend my days baking and creating for an organic bread bakery on a farm and experimenting endlessly in my own kitchen. (If you’re an Instagrammer, feel free to follow me if you’d like to constantly be hungry.)
I’m an asker of questions, a crazed Anglophile, a bit of a treehugger, and mostly just a firm believer in the value and beauty of every small thing. I’m no one important and I rather hope I never will be. I just like to love people, get my hands messy, and make the world a little more beautiful in my own way.
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