About Me


Hi!  My name is Stephanie, and I am so thrilled that you stopped by my little corner of the web world to check out my blog.  I grew up in Michigan where I attended Michigan State University, and began my career as an elementary school teacher.  In 2013, I met my husband, Chuck, in Clearwater, Florida, and moved myself and my two cats to Chicago, Illinois in 2014 to begin a new chapter of my life with him by my side.  Writing has always been a huge outlet for me, and a part of myself that I’ve always wanted to share!


Citrus and Sun

This space is a personal blog flooded with my thoughts, observations, and life experiences that might all seem a little random, but that have stood out to me in some way.  Part of the fun of reflecting and learning how to navigate this life is to zoom in on those small, random moments and thoughts of your day, and find meaning to them.  We learn so much from the big memorable milestones in our lives, but the days between shape how we think, how we feel, and who we are as individuals.
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Citrus and Sun represents the vision of finding zest in these every day experiences of our lives, and shining a helpful ray of light on them so that they are noticed.  These day-to-day moments and seemingly “random” thoughts or daydreams that we have each day make up the majority of our lives, yet I have found myself personally “going through the motions” of my daily routines most days without even thinking about how these experiences and thoughts in my head make up who I am.  So when I say shine a light on these moments and find some “zest,”  I am referring to sprinkling them with energy, interest, and liveliness.  Let’s spice up our days a bit and make them a little lighter and more meaningful!

I hope that you can come to this space and find ways to add a little “citrus and sun” to your own experiences and daydreams, as I continue to do so in my own life through this blog!  Listen to your heart, listen to your inner-dialogue, and listen to your life!  They are all trying to teach you something about yourself every day!

Live Out Loud,
Stephanie

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