I was born + raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and still live here. I embrace my Southern roots! For part of the year we live on the Gulf of Mexico beach in Destin, FL, which is famous for its soft, white sand and emerald-green Gulf water.
My family now consists of my uber-intelligent and generous husband Peter; my four sons - Carter (investment advisor married to Kate), Blake (technology attorney married to Elisabeth), Griffin (medical school student married to Rhona), and Conrad (in management with a luxury, international hotel and resort chain); my daughter Graham (nursing major in college); AND two amazing grandchildren. We also have Mister Bucky and Wu Chow's Auntie (rescue cats) and Ellie Mae (a berserk Weimaraner).
The way I use Project Life is 100% digitally. I am scissor-phobic, although I did paper scrapping for years (and have the overflowing closet of unused supplies to prove it). I make all my pages 12x12, but I print them 8x8 to save ink, paper, and storage space.
To me, documenting life is a privilege and a pleasure. I hope when future generations look at my work, they'll feel a connection to those who lived before them and get a glimpse into what life was like "back then." An unexpected bonus of Project Life is that it's helping me remember my own life. So much, especially the little things, would be forgotten if it weren't for my pages. Also, documenting life helps feed my habits of taking LOTS of photos and writing.
Three things on my bucket list are... When I was younger, my bucket list was short - I wanted to conquer cancer and the common cold. Scientific research was replaced with homeschooling all five kids K-12. Now I'm living my current bucket list by spending time with family and friends, cruising social media, playing with our pets, digiscrapping, walking the beaches of Destin, taking an occasional trip to Europe, and eating candy corn.
Cultivating a good life means: using my God-given abilities to His glory and embracing with joy all life gives me, both the blessings and the hard parts, which will probably turn out to be blessings in the long run