My name is Leslie, and I live in Alabama, USA. I absolutely love hiking, backpacking, camping, and all the outdoor things. I have four children aged between 21 and 16 years. Yes, at one time I had four children under four years. Those were wild days.

It’s true what they say, “The days are long, but the years are short.”

In 2006, I published my first blog post. For 6-7 years, I wrote about daily life as a stay-at-home mom of four children. At the time, my children were aged 7, 6, 5, and almost 3. I home-schooled at the time, so online relationships with other mommy bloggers were an important social outlet for me. I published something almost every single day for several years. I published book reviews for christian publishers and authors, and I shared my opinion on everything from parenting to politics.

In 2011, I dove headfirst into photography and started visually documenting all the things. Writing took a backseat to cultivating this newfound obsession. My online home took on more of an image-focused site, and I wrote less and less until entire years went by without a blog update.

Update 2020: Major life changes have taken place, though I still spend my free time reading, writing, and taking pictures. First, two of my four children have left the nest. Second, though I lack the courage to write about it in detail, I left Christianity. The process took several years, but I did reach a point of no return. I don’t have a label for myself at this time. Third, for the first time in 20 years, I started a job outside my home.

The woman who started this blog in 2006 is not the same woman who sits here typing the update to her About page. I suppose that when I update again next year, she won’t be the same person sitting here today. Oh, I hope not.

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