I have not written a blog before; but I have written—a lot! My family could tell you I have much to say! For me, writing has always flowed from my life experiences, nature, music inspiration (yes I’ve written a few songs), and response to what I see happening in the world around me. There is so much beauty in our world, especially here in the Shenandoah Valley where I live, and was born. Each time I look out my window I’m treated to a beautiful view of the Massanutten mountain range! It is ever changing. There is beauty and joy in our world, but also much sorrow. Life can be full of challenges. Some of the most moving words and music have been authored by someone in deep pain and hopelessness. Experience becomes story. Throughout the year as we go about our business we hear a lot of stories. We value these stories because people trust us with pieces of their lives. They tell us about their hopes and dreams, and sometimes about their disappointments. We are excited with them when they tell us about family and friends they want to spend more time with when a project is completed. We are looking forward to another great season, and meeting more great clients!