Hello! My name is Veronica, and I have been a blogger since 2005. Originally this blog was based on the notion that I had been to hell and back, and hadn't even gotten a lousy t-shirt. Over the years, that no longer fit me and my personality. I am a very spiritual person and strive to be positive and optimistic. I am peaceful and content in whatever moment I am in, so frankly, it does not matter to me that I never got a t-shirt. :) Because of this, I found myself avoiding my sweet little blog because I felt that it no longer "fit" me. Recently, I decided that I would simply revamp this blog, keeping the title, but posting on it from my new perspective.
I am an empath. That means I feel other people's energy. Earlier in life, I didn't know this and it caused me a lot of trouble. Now I know and can control how it affects my life better. Also, meditation CHANGED MY LIFE. In SO many ways! I plan to blog about all of this and make videos to explain it all. I hope by sharing my journey that it will bless your life.
So...this is my fresh, clean space! I love to share things that I find beautiful and that inspire me. I love home decor. My house is always in a state of flux because I always want to change things and tweak things. DIY projects, crafting, writing...I love it all. I have even started cooking lately. Don't get me wrong, I have always been able to cook, but I never enjoyed it. I really, really hated to cook. But, for some reason lately, I have begun to enjoy it. I am excited to see where that takes me.
I have four kids, three of which are grown and on their own. I am also a new Grandma! I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! In no particular order, I am a Christian (but do not consider myself "religious"), mother, friend, writer, and an RN. I uprooted my life (after seven years in Arizona), and moved across the country back home to Ohio. Needless to say, I am BUSY! So busy that for a few years, I had put my creative side on the back burner and that really affected me. I have come to the realization that if I am not actively doing something creative in my life that I am not at peace.
I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in 1992. To be honest, I don't like to think about it (even though I have to). I never wanted to be THAT person. You know the one...all of a sudden I am not a person, an individual with a life, but now I am the disease. Everything I do and say is colored by the disease. I can't have a conversation without talking about the disease. Yeah, I'm sure you know someone like that. Lupus is a horrible disease and I cannot believe there has been so little progress in treatment. But, God is good even on the bad days. Screw Lupus. Right? Right.
If you are interested, you can check out our family blog at I Love You More Than Pork Chops. I hope we become fast friends and that you find something here to inspire your heart and uplift your spirit. Leave me a comment and let me know you dropped by!