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.


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