Hi, I’m Amber!
I’m a mom of two, wife, foodie, animal lover and Enneagram Type 2. I’m also a former journalist who chose that career so I could write, tell people’s stories and witness history. For me personally, that path was anything but. I worked for a network I didn’t believe in and one I knew was not only dividing our country, but causing harm. My husband and I waved goodbye to New York City nearly 10 years ago. Our journey led us to Golden, Colorado and down a road we needed to fully experience in order to write honestly, vulnerably and from the heart. So during this time of so much uncertainty, I write.
Individually and collectively, we are experiencing great loss. The tragic loss of human lives. The loss of jobs, routines and human contact. We are not only mourning the lives we built, but the lives we so carefully cultivated. We feel helpless as we watch our healthcare system pushed to the brink. We feel endless gratitude towards the frontline workers, helpers, teachers and farmers. As human beings, we are all deeply aware that life can spin & spiral us into a new reality we have no idea how to navigate. And when that day or that moment happens, it immediately leaves us longing for the “old normal” because whatever this is, feels totally wrong. Everything is so different now. Be gentle with yourself. This is a lot. I also invite you to feel all of your emotions. Every single one of them. The rat race is over. You can breathe now. Author Glennon Doyle says, “Crisis means to sift. Let it all fall away and you’ll be left with what matters.” We are in a season of intense sifting. Allow yourself to surrender, to feel and to just be. Even when it feels impossible. Especially when it feels impossible. You are in the process of intense growth. You are re-writing your story. And although it may feel like a million baby steps, what you are doing my friend, is momentous.