Meet Renee


My photo for World Adoption Day 2014!

My photo for the first ever World Adoption Day (2014)!

Hi. I’m 25, a graduate student, and a big advocate of coffee and over-sized sweaters. I am dangerously close to completing my master’s degree in counseling (August 2016), which has been a delightfully paradoxical journey – because as I learned about how to care for and be there for others, my journey simultaneously became one of intense self-growth, self-care, and self-love.

I am endlessly curious about others (hence becoming a professional question-asker and emotion-reflector), and I love all things related to travel, art, friends, and introspection – which, for me, largely takes place through writing things like this blog, spending time in nature, and painting colorful pictures. I have many grand ideas about changing the world, but changing the world of a few tends to be more than enough – mostly, as long as I can reach, teach, learn from, and/or connect with others, I’m a happy camper.

For now, I’m happily content being a twenty-something with big plans, an adorable son, lots of paintbrushes, and a wonderfully supportive family and network of friends. One day I hope to write a book about all of this, but in the meantime, I’ll settle for typing out my endless stream of thoughts (that I greatly thank you for taking the time to read) and making people laugh with my sparkling wit and delightful sense of humor (and modesty).

It’s been a journey has been one of ups and downs, triumphs and mistakes, and mostly just the beauty and pain of being human, and experiencing life and many forms of love. Luckily, I am a firm believer that the beauty is almost always in the mess.

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” ~Brené Brown

A shining role model of maturity and poise.


5 Responses to “Meet Renee”

  1. carol schroeder March 4, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Love your life-story so far. I can say I knew you when you were in elementary school!
    I agree that writing is important. I look forward to seeing your growth in the journalistic world, that by the way, I know nothing about. Now ask me about old people, and I can tell you some stories!

  2. edward phero March 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    you already are somebodys hero— they just havent figured it out yet–

  3. ameliaclaire92 April 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I KNOW YOU! AH! Hahaha! :)


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