Updated 11 November 2021

Living

Now, I am living in northern Texas on the edge of a massive lake next to a forest. Yes, I know I said in 2009 when I left the Austin area that I would not come back to Texas. Life changes. People change. Texas is absolutely positively in all ways the best place for us as a family right now.

Speaking

I recently spoke at WooSesh 2021. If you attended that talk and you’re looking for resources from that talk, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for the audit request form, that’s available as well.

Working

It’s really important to work with people who share your core values and with a product that excites you. I am currently leading marketing for the Kadence team at StellarWP. Kadence is one of the most innovative products to hit WordPress in a long time, and I am excited to be a part of it.

Creating

I am writing more than I ever did before, some of it for personal pleasure, some of it for public consumption, and some of it for a longer term project.

I am building a houseplant collection, and I am enchanted by fiddle leaf figs and calathea plants.

I’m also starting in on a gardener’s paradise in the backyard, though I’ve been warned I am risking feral hog invasions if it gets too good. It’s like free range bacon, isn’t it?

Parenting

I’m a barn mom to a teenager who is too smart for her own good.

I seem to have somehow raised a son that doesn’t need me anymore. Does that mean I did it right?

Listening

I am listening to all of the songs of the alternative 1970s and 1980s, and I wouldn’t mind going back for a visit. REM, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division. I’ve even listened to a bit of The Feelies, the Gear Daddies, and some of the obscure music for which I was well known back in the day.

Being

Still walking every day. Still meditating every day. Being here now. Every day.

Giving Back

I am helping with the team that is organizing WordFest Live 2022, and I recently helped out as a part of the organizing team for WordCamp US Online 2021.