It’s important to never lose sight of the various and sundry facts that you alone own. The exercise of reminding yourself of who you are will ground and re-energize you. Look at these things. They’re very simple and quite unremarkable. But when strung together, they’re formative of the life I’m grateful and blessed to have: I’m a cradle Episcopalian ~ Marshall, Texas native ~ Sixth generation Texan ~ Third generation Aggie ~ Third generation Kappa Alpha Theta ~ Wife to a lawyer, one of 12 in my family ~ The Blue-eyed half of Beth and Jess Moore ~ Mom to three cocker spaniels ~ Left-handed and since age five, a mirror-writer ~ Former owner of a designer bridal salon and ladies’ ready-to-wear boutique ~ swim coach ~ Former director of an iconic Texas luxury retail store ~ American Red Cross Senior Lifesaving Instructor ~ Timber farmer and conservationist ~ Avid meditation practitioner and yogi ~ Archivist of the papers and musings of my great-grandfather, the architect of over 20 hotels, churches, synagogues, courthouses, and schools built in Texas between 1895 and 1932 ~ And, for many years, “assistant” to a veterinarian — my late dad — in the ER, OR, labor & delivery… sometimes located in a farm pasture, invariably in the middle of the night.