My name is Julia and I started writing a blog just to reach out to others, make new friends and share ideas about life, fun stuff, and frustrations as well. I am married with a beautiful little girl that was born May 2006 and joined our family through an open adoption. I was actually there at her birth and it was an amazing experience. We consider all of her birthfamily as our extended family and are grateful beyond words.
I have a BA in Sociology and a MA in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis on marriage and family counseling. I’ve worked with battered women, abused children, homeless women and children, at a community correctional facility, & other non-profit counseling agencies. Currently I am a full time stay at home mom and I love it.
My interests are really surrounding writing, photography, artful things, and I love the northern coast of CA. The place I feel most complete is the Mendocino, CA area. I’m hoping that at some point we will be able to move there permanently.
When I met my husband, Michael he was a full time potter and made beautiful functional porcelain pottery. Early in our marriage he taught himself how to code websites and ended up getting an amazing job at a large corp. doing web “stuff”. His current fun thing to do on the side is:http://www.tinyfreehouse.com Recently we were interviewed by a reporter from the NY Times about his project and I think the article is coming out August 22, 2008. I’ll post when it does.
My biggest struggle in life is being overweight. So if I blog a lot about getting healthy you’ll understand why. I’m working on this and I am not ever going to give up until I am successful! I will do it too! I don’t know how right at this moment, but I do know for sure that I will accomplish this and it will change my life in so many wonderful ways.
Please leave me a comment from time to time if something I said moves you to do so. I look forward to hearing from you.