Writing stories stared as a young girl raised in Kentucky among chickens, gardens and tobacco fields. Without a clue of the vastness of the world around me, I ran barefoot through fields, ate blackberries from the vine and wrecked my bike on gravel roads. Now four states, three degrees, five kids and a plethora of love relationships and friendships later, experience with the vastness of life moved far past country girl innocence. I love researching, writing and reading. Medium provides a space to share stories and connect with other's stories. I am thrilled to be here with all of you. Welcome to my journey and my publications.