I am a Midwestern girl, born and raised in Minnesota. I love the outdoors, being creative, my family, and black lab. I’m a married mother of 3 kids: 19, 16, and 12. I currently work from home part-time as a Website Coordinator. In my free time, I like to hand letter, create graphics, watercolor, and hike outdoors (when the weather is nice). I write about my mental health, my struggles with stress and burnout, and what I'm learning to combat the struggles so I can enjoy who I am and what I do.
I am a fan of Susan Cain and her work on introversion. In September 2016, I was published on her website, Quiet Revolution. It was really a highlight for me, being published for the first time. I had planned to submit more articles to other places, but so far haven't done so. That's another hope of mine for the future.
I enjoy watercolors, brush lettering, ink sketching, poetry, and graphic design. As part of my journey to take better care of myself, I often will set aside time during the day to work on my art. This creates a place for me to grow in my passions and to let go of the stress of the day.
You can find more of my art, photography, and other creative posts on Instagram at @everydayelleb
I started this blog to talk frankly about my life, but since then I've changed the format to be more helpful to those reading. I write about the things I'm learning and doing that will benefit others so they can be challenged and grow in their own passions and creativity.
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