I’ve yet to write about all the things that I love outside of being a chiropractor. So here it is.
Firstly, my family. We have 2 little girls who rule our home. They are spunky and loud, but also gracious and sweet. They are completely opposite of one another, which keeps life interesting on the daily. I got to spend time at home with them during the last 2 years before our youngest went to kindergarten. It was my most favorite, and also, most difficult time as a mother.
In that time, I found that a) I love power tools and b) I love power tools! I honed in my skills as a DIY home renovator and found myself in the midst of a 2 year home renovation project. I would pick up furniture on the side of the road, repurpose it, make it beautiful and either find a beautiful place for it in our home or sell it off. In that time I was also re-trimming our home. I would pull off the old trim and with some precision cutting / sanding / painting, I would apply new trim with my trusty nail gun.
During that time I also found my love for painting and calligraphy (which you will see all over the clinic). I began painting around the house AND making signs that I began selling. To date, I’ve probably written and rewritten and then rewritten again hundreds of thousands of words… calligraphy style. I no longer make signs for selling, but I do still create calligraphy art for friends and family from time to time.
I am a long time seamstress. I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl. In fact, I used to sew my own “pajama pants” in high school, which I somehow convinced myself was appropriate for wearing to school. I still sew. Sometimes I sew quilts, patches on my daughters’ leggings, Halloween costumes or even curtains. In fact, I’m thinking about making some specialty curtains for the main treating room at the clinic (keep a lookout)!
Lastly, I found in my years becoming a mother and owning a home, that I have a relatively green thumb, which I can thank my husband for. It’s something that we enjoy doing as a family. Not to mention, I like having an excuse to walk around barefoot in the dirt.