” In real life” is an expression I picked up in college, from my best friend. I use it instead of “no, really”, or “seriously”. For example, ” Hugo was the Social Network of this year’s Academy Awards. In real life.” Or ” I don’t think cats are better than dogs. In real life.” And so on.
I think it’s ok to move on, now. So, here’s a bit about me:
I’m a Christian, coffee-loving associate pastor and I serve with the most delightful people you ever did see. I like poetry and short stories (Dickinson and Poe, to be quite specific), and I jam out to Broadway show tunes in my car on my way to work sometimes. And, yes, by sometimes I mean every day.
As an amateur musician and composer, my reach-for the-stars dream is to win an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Sometimes, I practice my acceptance speech. In a dress. In front of the mirror. Just kidding… kind of. Don’t judge, we all have our quirks.
I’m thankful every day for my amazing family, my guinea pig, Oliver Elizabeth, my friends, and my life-shaping experiences. I’m extremely grateful for what I have, and mindful of those who have not.
And that’s pretty much me, in real life.
* My logo comes from a photo of the communion chalice at my ordination service. Photo credit to Dave and Michelle Garber, and Garber Geektography.