Hello! I am a wear your heart on your sleeve, love with no conditions, coffee and sunshine loving human who goes by the name of Dea. I am a little bit introvert and a little bit extrovert who loves exploration and travels, but also loves to sit and read a good book or dive into a creative hobby. I have an instinctual need to help or care for others, so naturally I end up drawn to opportunities that involve such things.
I love connections and deep conversations, but let’s face it—I may just like talking in general! This comes into play in an important way given my career as a Speech Language Pathologist (official name for Speech Therapist). I decided to pursue my Master’s degree in this area after 5 years of teaching beautiful little 3rd grade souls. I loved teaching and I love my students, but decided to expand my career in this way so that I could really focus in on making a difference in the lives of adults and children who are having a hard time and need the extra help. I really enjoy my job! Walking into work each day brings new challenges, but also new joys in so many ways.
My favorite place to be is with my favorite people, no matter where we are and what we are doing. I am the happiest in the presence of good company. I consider myself very blessed to have an inner circle of close friends who I get the honor to do life with, but also a wider circle of people who I have the privilege of calling friends and learning and growing in friendship with them as well. My friends and I fall into conversation and laughter easily, support each other and show up. My friends are a constant reminder of all the good in the world.
I have a wide range of things that I enjoy doing in my free time. I love things that involve an aspect of challenge and creativity – such as digital scrapbooking, crocheting, designing signs or home décor, making jewelry. My friend and I have just started learning watercolor painting. I also love a good book, a new adventure and capturing images with the art of photography. I do enjoy riding 4-wheelers as well as riding my horse. On the less active side, I love a good movie or game night and can always find myself content around a bonfire.