I’m Julie, a lover of nature, art and stories. Ready for a new adventure, I left my career in corporate finance at the end of 2015 and started on this meandering journey of returning to myself. I’m a sucker for personal non-fiction that reveals the depth of the human condition through everyday living. In midlife, I live in Chicago with my two teenage sons and our Australian mix, Cooper. I do financial consulting to pay the bills. When home, I walk the dog, assist with homework, cook, and sit on the back porch at my computer… writing and wondering when I’ll find time to take that stained glass class. I’m happy to be here.