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Meet Carly

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Any time I introduce myself, I have this internal conflict about which part of my identity I should cling to. No one wants to hear my whole life story, but I don’t want to leave anyone out. This, in itself, explains me quite well. I can’t choose one thing. I want it all. And I’m not sure why it took 30 years for me to decide that’s not a bad thing.

So, if you wish, here are the things that define me… in chronological order.

  • I’m a Christmas baby. It’s THE most wonderful time of the year. No debate.

  • I’m a sister of sisters, the youngest sister but the only mama so far.

  • I’m a Christian and my current understanding of that is that my only job on this earth is to love others. I’m sorry if anyone has ever made you feel unloved.

  • I’m an artist. And yes, I feel like a major imposter saying that.

  • I’m highly sensitive. This had come off in very different ways in different eras - some good some bad.

  • I’m a stepmom and I’m so blessed to be one.

  • I'm an educator and am very passionate about learning at all stages of life.

  • I’m a wife. I used to think me and my husband were of the ‘opposites attract’ genre until one of my sisters pointed out that we’re exactly the same. That allowed me to fall in love with him all over again in a whole new way.

  • I’m a mama to a literal mini-me. Like scary sometimes I think she’s my clone.

  • I’m still figuring out who I am and what my life looks like, and I’m giving myself permission to be okay with that. I’m an anxious, optimistic, control freak which can make every day a roller coaster, but knowing that when I do feel stuck, I still have room to grow makes it just a little bit easier.

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