Let’s Get Acquainted.

SnapDragon (re)introduces herself to The Interwebs.

(whispers) “What’s a SnapDragon. . .?”

Hi. I’m SnapDragon. Well, not really. It’s just a nom de plume because I have anxiety and it’s easier that way. 

So, I’ll start with the basics. I’m a 30-something wife, mom, and woman with a passion for all things authentic. I love contemporary fiction, travel, delicious food, and quality artistry. And by quality artistry I mean music, cinema, paintings, and other creations that are authentically produced. I’m not interested in performers or ghost-writers. I want the real-deal, made-with-her-own-hands experience. True quality takes years–maybe even a lifetime–of dedication, practice, and experience. We live in a world where most people try to get a Ph.D on their lunch break, so I have the utmost respect for true artists (of any medium) who create and produce original work. Life’s too short to waste on cheap imitations. I can’t. I won’t.

I’m also a certified high school English teacher. I taught for the better part of a decade in a high-risk, urban area. In short, I met teens from all around the world, and aged about twenty years from the stress of it all. But I also had the time of my life. Those students taught me invaluable lessons about life I will never forget. I’ll return to the classroom one day, but for now I’m home, and grateful.

I’m working on my first novel, which I vow to submit for publication by 2027, the year I turn the Big 4-0. I also paint expressionist pieces, which you can view on my Instagram @snippetsofsnapdragon. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by my desire to create that I sit on the couch and watch hours of Food Network instead. It’s an artist’s curse, I suppose. The Overwhelm.

Hmm, what else, what else? I love living a simple life with my husband, two cats, and our sweet new baby. I love being home, under a blanket, all cozied up. What can I say? It’s life in the fast lane, yo. I have no desire for high-risk adventure, but delight in the fictitious mishaps of the silver screen. So many stories, so little time.

But above all, I just want to be an authentic person. Whether it’s through my creative output or day-to-day interactions, I hope to spread a little positivity, intelligence, and compassion to others.

Because here I am, and here you are, and I know we can all do great things with the time we have.

So it’s nice to meet ya, love.

Let’s be friends.

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Find SnapDragon’s Two-Bit Musings and more on snippetsofsnapdragon.

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Go ahead and introduce yourself, Dear Reader. Who are you? What’s your blog about? What makes you happy?

Drop a line below!

21 responses to “Let’s Get Acquainted.”

  1. They are and have always been my favorite flower.

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    1. It probably goes without saying that they are my favorite, too. They’re so beautiful, yet are often forgotten. 🕊

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  2. Hey SnapDragon. I love your intro. I too love my simple life, primarily because I find life to be pretty complicated and my brain is always on overload. My favorite days are UNEVENTFUL, blessed blessed everything’s-just-fine days. I always felt like I was supposed to be an artist so sometimes I up and make little things but I never really know what I’m doing -highly untrained. I’ve been a performer (theatre, music, dance) all my life and now just teach dance and dance fitness and am in a small and new dance company. I’m putting 90% of my energy into getting my blog off the ground. I’m also a new contributor to The Bipolar Writer blog. Other than that I’m niche-less; I talk about just different things. I’ll be reading you! I love your wit and lively personality!

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    1. Thank you, friend! It’s nice to learn more about you. I took two years of tap and ballet when I was a young girl. Of course now I wish I had stayed with it, but at the time I was afraid of the wooden blocks in the slippers. ☺️ Anyway, I’ll be sure to check out your posts! 🕊

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    2. They are my favourite days too. Although I struggle to get one. Everyone wants a piece of me! Not being self important just honest. Think you already follow my blog. Thank you


  3. Hi! Nice to learn more about you! I am reinventing myself at 40. Hence my blog name. I am growing as a human in all directions and reacquainting myself with who I am at my core! Love your posts and love where you describe your goals of authenticity, positivity, compassion etc. Me too!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, and your kind words! Kudos to you for your reinvention. I look forward to keeping up with your blog! 🕊

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  4. I am also a fan of creative people and the simple life, so we’ve got that in common. I’ve also thought about writing a book, but your schedule to have one completed by 2027 is way too ambitious for me! 🙂

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    1. Haha. They say the first novel is the hardest. 😂 Thanks for your comment, Jim! And keep on writing. I enjoy your posts. 🕊

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      1. Thanks, SnapDragon! And I encourage you to do the same! I hope you and your family are doing well.

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      2. Thanks! Same to you. All is well here in Pennsylvania. 🕊

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      3. Happy to hear things are well in PA. We are looking forward to returning to the Philly area this weekend!

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  5. What a lovely post. Love your blog thank you for the follow of Belles Days

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    1. Thank you, friend! I’m happy to follow your blogging journey. Thanks for being here. 🕊


  6. Good Morning SnapDragon,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I admire the simplicity and the positivity of your work. Can I ask what your novel is about? Ps. I followed you on Instagram. I also paint but not seriously, in my opinion.

    Have a great day!


    1. Good morning, Deskraven! Thanks so much for your kind words. My novel is about a woman who tries to save her brother from a cult. 🕊


      1. Cool! I look forward to your release. ♡

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