Who am I?
My name is Jennifer Peterson. I live in a medium-size town in Iowa, right on the Mighty Miss. I have lived here most of my life, which is good and bad. Good because I know my way around, my family is here, and I know what to expect. Bad because while I love my town, sometimes I yearn for the “big city” life we had when we lived in Washington or California. But life is what you make of it.
I am a wife and mother. Our kids mean the world to me. On any given day, something will come out of their mouths that I don’t expect. We are your average family. Trying to “live like no one else so later we can live like no one else”.
I work for a municipal utility. I think I have one of the best jobs in the whole place. I write documentation for the utility – policies, procedures, map out processes, manuals, etc. I don’t report to any one utility – I get to work for all three. My job is so varied and I can impact so many different layers of the organization. My impact has a change agent depends on the project, but I am always looking for opportunities.
What’s this blog about?
The theme of this blog has always been a way for me to find my voice again. For several years, I felt as though I wasn’t myself. I was buried too deep in work, in crises at home, and a general feeling of viewing my life from outside my life. So this is a journey for me to get to where I should be – as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, employee.
All of that means that this blog is not very centered on any one topic. It will be about many things: leadership, business, change, family, books, faith, money, basically whatever strikes my fancy. I am trying to take a good look at my life and see how I can make it better. I realize that I have to start with myself and be a good role model for my girls. I am searching for answers and would like to invite you on the journey with me.
I am hoping to post at least once or twice a week. I like to read a few other blogs, so some posts may be links to the original and include my comments and thoughts. I look forward to your comments, and plan on responding to them timely.