About Me

My story

Hello, my name is Christie, and I am a goal-setting, list-making self-improvement addict:

  • Raise children—check
  • Receive master’s degree—check
  • Earn office with a view—check
  • Run marathon—check
  • Write novel—check

One morning I woke up and realized for the first time in my life, I didn’t know what was next. The road before me was not clearly defined. It’s as if my life GPS had just announced, “You have reached your destination; the route guidance is now finished.”

This blog is me publicly sorting it out, answering the question “What now.” Thank you for visiting. I hope you’ll join me on this journey. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experiences, my successes and epic fails. I’d be honored if you’d share yours with me.

Who knows, we might make some great discoveries along the way, or maybe we’ll just enjoy some laughs. Either way, I’m looking forward to the trip.

Just the facts, ma’am

I live in Utah with my husband Larry and our dog Charlie. We have a crazy, beautiful blended family of four children and 10 grandchildren! I am an executive for a nonprofit insurance company, where I’ve had the pleasure of working for nearly 20 years. I am a published author and recently wrote my first (yet-to-be-published) novel. I have a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Utah and a master of professional communication from Westminster College. In addition to my love/hate relationship with running, I like to travel, read, write, and laugh.