What makes me who I am? I have a love of family and close friends, try to be positive about life every day and live with gratitude for all the gifts we enjoy. I am an accomplished teacher, a professional storyteller and a lifelong learner. Balance is a key to my happiness. I like to stay active by biking, walking, playing sports and also enjoy gardening, writing poetry and making nice meals. I have lived overseas, traveled extensively and also know that you don't need to go far to discover the beauty in life. It is often closest to home.