“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
I am a writer, blogger, and social good advocate living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and two children. A world wanderer at heart, I have been fortunate to have visited over 30 countries by either traveling, working, studying or volunteering.
A graduate of French and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin Madison, I have always been a Midwest gal living in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago. I also had the opportunity to live in Paris and Marseille attending the University of Sorbonne and doing an internship with a french company. I love to be outside doing anything athletic (hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing or simply enjoying nature), to travel and volunteer abroad, to write, and to spend time with my beloved family and friends.
My dream is to teach my children to live compassionately, open-minded lives that understand different cultures and the importance of giving back to those in need. I believe strongly in the value of making a difference in the world, no matter how small it may be. If there is a will, there is a way, and that anything is possible (as long as you set your heart and mind to it!).
I also believe strongly in viewing the world and other cultures with a “third-eye” meaning with an open heart and mind, and always seeking understanding of the world. If you don’t travel through life and the world with a third eye, what will you see or understand?
My latest ventures involve advocating for the UN Foundation Shot@Life (a program that provides vaccines to children in developing countries), RESULTS (grassroots organization to end global poverty) and ONE as a ONE Moms Community Partner. I also am a proud member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good and the Global Team of 200, a group of women bloggers destined to change the world through our voice spreading awareness on issues such as global health, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, food security and education in the developing world. My proudest accomplishment: I have successfully raised money to help build two reading centers in rural Nepal.
I am also an editor of Human Rights and Social Good at World Moms Blog. My work has also been published on Huffington Post – Global Motherhood, Elephant Journal , Broken Light Photography and Open Salon. Besides thirdeyemom, I also have a travel photography blog called thethirdeyeworld.
Please feel free to drop me a line! Comments are always welcome and appreciated!