“Ingrid, get your nose out of that book.”
I remember hearing those words often when I was a girl. I couldn’t help it. I loved to read and I dreamed I would one day write stories like the ones that captivated me. What I actually grew up to write was the news. My first job was at our local newspaper (not counting the babysitting and restaurant jobs) after my freshman year of college was at our local newspaper. I never went back to college. Instead, under the patient tutelage of the publisher, L. Joyce Smith, I learned to write news.
After cutting my teeth on court reports, obituaries and school board meetings, I wrote feature stories and eventually became an editor. When I “retired” to home school our children, I did a bit of freelance writing, but most of my energies went toward teaching my own children to write.
Now that our four sons are young adults, I find I can return to my first love — writing.
From our farm in northern Indiana, I’ll be sharing “reflections” or thoughts about a variety of things. Mostly, I hope to encourage others to pause and appreciate the moments, people and people who make our lives so rich.
Thank you for joining me here!