Hi! Welcome to Particlewoman! I’m Meghan, and I’m happy you’re here!
So, if you’ve clicked on the “about me” link, you must want to know some stuff about me, right? Here we go!
I used to be a zookeeper and a dog trainer.
I currently volunteer at my local zoo. Hopefully I can get back to that after the pandemic!
I live about 15 min outside of Seattle. I grew up in Texas, then spent around 15 years in California (mostly Los Angeles, some years in and around San Francisco, too), and have been in Washington for 7 years now.
Coffee makes me happy (cold brew with coconut milk). Also: writing, getting lost in a good book, photography, purring cats, snuggly dogs, kisses from my kid, singing, watching wild animals, and learning new things, to name just a few. Lots of stuff makes me unhappy, too, but why dwell on that?
I am a politically left, Democrat, progressive, liberal kind of person.
I use a lot of profanity in my day to day life, and it appears in my writing sometimes as well.
I’m some kind of strange atheist Pagan.
We’re a geeky family – video games, Dungeons & Dragons, lots of tv, movies, books, and board games.
I love science!
And puns! And dorky jokes!
Music is important to me. I play flute.
I am learning Spanish and French, and I want to learn American Sign Language as well.
I’m a writer. I’m working on two novels right now. Feel free to ask me about them – maybe it’ll give me the kick in the pants I need to finish them up!
I love life. It’s so complex and beautiful. It’s overwhelming, heart wrenching, sometimes stupid and exhausting, and then beautiful all over again. Being human is really weird. I like it, mostly.
I’ve been married to my wife, Jennifer, for 18 years, and we have an amazingly wonderful son named Homer, who was born in Feb 2011. We also have two goofball little dogs named Ashton and Petal, and a leopard gecko named Amy.
So Meghan, what is this blog all about, anyway?
Ah, well thank you for asking! I’ve kept a diary for most of my life and discovered online journals in my later high school years. I’ve tried almost every blogging platform out there over the years, because I love it, reading about others’ lives, sharing about my own. Our words connect our experiences, even across the country, or across the world. It’s pretty amazing!
This current blog began as a way to post photos for a 365 project, which I began as a way to heal the grief of the pregnancy loss I experienced in 2013. Since then, I’ve shared a lot of photos! But I also want to continue sharing thoughts, experiences, and even more photos. Because, photos!
Some stuff you’ll find here at Particlewoman ~~
Stories. Stories about life. Pets. Kids. Ups and downs. Stories, to me, are the heart of life. So this site is a place to share, where hopefully people can read and connect, and share their own stories too. If you ever feel moved to leave a comment and share with me on any of my entries, I hope you’ll do so. I love connecting with others!
Photography. As I mentioned, I started this blog as a place to keep my daily photos during my 365 photo projects.
2014 – success!
2015 – not so much
2016 – success from Jan – Oct
2017 – posted here and there
2018 – eh.
I love using my first DSLR! I also use my iPhone 11 a lot.
Anxiety. It sucks, but it’s a part of my life. I hope that if you struggle with it, too, that reading about my experiences will help in some way, if only to remind you that you’re not alone (a common fear with anxiety, I’ve found!).
Parenthood. I love being a mom. Attachment parenting, gentle parenting, and natural type parenting (ish) are all things you can expect to read about on this site. I also enjoy writing about simple ways to connect with your kids, and activities you can do together, so keep an eye out for those.
Welcome to particlewoman, my little corner on the web! Subscribe to my entries and please do drop me a line to say hello. I love connecting with others! And have an awesome day!