The JeskyBera Blog is my writing home. While you are here, I will treat you the same as I would any guest in my house. You will be offered some refreshment, subjected to my children, intrigued by the curiosities, invited to participate, introduced to my favorite topics, and included in my prayers.


A Brief History

Originally from Amarillo, Texas, I moved to Seattle in 2000 to pursue a professional ballet career. Things went great for a while, but in a critical year I was injured and forced away from my ballerina hopes. Fortunately, there is life after dance; mine has included many wonderful people and new interests, though I will always be a dancer. My husband Brendan and I met at the church we still attend, Green Lake Presbyterian, and have been married since 2005. We are up to 4 children, 1 dog, and 1 mortgage. I don't seem to be able to choose what I want to be when I grow-up, so I have settled on collecting hobbies and skills ad nauseum. If you ever visit me, there is a good chance I will teach you to felt, force you to make a terrarium, and offer you a drink (how strong depends on the time of day). I can promise my children will leave an impression on you (again, what kind depends on the time of day). I suffer from a debilitating chronic illness called POTS. Dealing with illness has changed me forever, and some days are harder than others. I have a degree in Business from the University of Washington, completed training to be a labor and delivery doula, cook yummy food, parent, parent, parent (!), actually, for real, totally believe that Jesus was God, love him, and write about it all.