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Wife of Ben, Mother of 5, homeschooling steward, keeper of chickens, gardens and endless projects, appreciator of American & British Literature (1850-1950), endless thinker, continuous learner and a woman very devoted to giving God glory in and through my life and through the lives of others.
I’m fascinated with the experience of life through the perspective of people. My degree in Literature was the study of history through the words of the people who lived through it. I would love to get to the bottom of “what it means to be a woman.” This is unbelievably complicated, but I will get there.
I love seeing a different point of view.
Total introvert (INTJ). I thrive in solitude. Just FYI.
Creator. I create something every day.
California native. Second generation American. My blood is from Scotland.
Amazingly happy and deeply grateful.
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Theory of Platypus
What Is a Platypus?
“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.“
(yes, I know this is a giraffe and not a platypus. I’m getting to it.)
What does it mean to “fit in”?
I have trouble defining myself very well.
My life at the moment is incubated in my home with my husband and children. I sew, write, paint, garden, homeschool and create gluten free recipes that are actually tasty. My mind, on the other hand, is all over the place. What matters in life? How do I matter in life? What should I do in life? What does it all mean?
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
My Theory of Platypus is a long running idea.
Years ago I noticed that in groups of women, there were always a few who stood out. They were a little more unique, a little more going on inside. They weren’t always the leaders, although sometimes they were; they weren’t always the quiet ones, although I think they certainly had their moments of silent observations. There was just something about them…
I enjoyed working when I worked, and I enjoyed studying when I was in college. Now I am a mom of 5 kids, very happily married and raising an ecosystem of plants and animals within my house/homestead.
But there is this void between intellectual women who stay home and the the outside world. There is some gap between women who think that is hard to quantify, exactly. I haven’t exactly found the right term for this, which means I get to take the reigns and create my own category.
It is my intent to bridge the gap in order to empower the women who make deliberate decisions in their lives in order to build a more colorful, and interesting, journey for themselves and their families. I think it is crucial for the collective of women to be encouraged to pave their journey with a bedrock of strength, instead of resignation. Likewise, there is a great number of Platypus women in the world who are amazing observers of life…and I love talking to them because their perspective is always vividly interesting.
I really believe women who live deliberately make the best decisions for their lives, and for their families. There is a power of thought that they grasp as their greatest asset, which I absolutely love to see.
The Platypus was just an idea I had for myself years ago: I couldn’t find a term, or a distinction, or a category to put these very unique women into. So, I chose the term “Platypus” as a starting point for this journey: it is a mammal that, with a little bit of rebellious defiance, just doesn’t quite fit in…
I hope you find these essays/random thoughts/ramblings interesting 🙂