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THNN - Tree Huggin' Nature Nerd

I spent way too much time thinking about what my first post on this blog adventure should be. How do I introduce you to me, to my story? A deep, important message, that lets you know who I really am, and what I am all about, perhaps. But, the longer I thought about what to write, and tried to settle on the perfect words, the more I realized that was entirely the wrong approach. My story isn’t a grand novel, with perfectly phrased prose, penned on gilded pages. It’s an album of short, messy, episodic vignettes. Doodles sketched in the margins. Sunsets and butterflies and bubbles on a windy day. Football and baseball games with nachos and popcorn. Brief moments, special people, and little things that make me laugh…

And this is one such story. This weekend, one of my favorite people referred to me as a “Tree Huggin’ Nature Nerd” or “THNN” [pronounced TH-N-N]. I’m a happy person, it’s not hard to make me smile, but in that moment, this little moniker made me grin like the Cheshire Cat, ear to ear. It’s so perfect and true. So when I got home, I designed a sticker. That one, up there. ^

I love the natural world. Plants, animals, deserts, oceans, mountains, even creepy crawly things as long as they are doin’ their thing safely not on me. Hiking, camping, boating… activities in the great outdoors… I’m in!

I’m definitely a THNN, but that’s not all I am… and that’s the beauty of my story. Another day, another “dawn”, another opportunity to learn more about who I am.

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