Not Fainthearted

Happy 2013! It's true what they say: update your profile every year. Boy, have things changed since I signed on here at Blogher.

So who am I these days and what am I doing in the blogosphere?

I've been blogging since November 2004 and have basically chronicled my journey through divorce, graduate school, corporate work and finding a call as a deaconess. 

I quit my corporate job in December 2011 and am making a go of it as a part-time choir director (the call part) and as an independent leadership consultant. I am bringing the relevant leadership lessons learned in corporate America to the non-profit/religious organizations.

I'm married again - to G. Through him I am a step-mom/MIL to 2 boys aged 31 and 29 and their wives and one grandson. I have two boys aged 21 (DS1) and 18 (DS2). Both in college.

And yes, that means I'm basically surrounded by testosterone. Thanks for asking.

So this year, I'm working from home and trying to stay on a budget that is a little more than a third of what we brought in when I had the corporate paycheck. That way, I can take time to build the business the way it should be and not just take contract jobs that get me right back into the mess I was in before.

We live right in Minneapolis in a 100 year old house with Libby the Wonder Poodle, a yard that is almost all garden.

I write to try to make sense of it all.

You can follow along at http://notfainthearted.com

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