Hello! My name is Lee and I live in Savannah, Georgia. I share an empty nest with my guitar-playing husband, a big, goofy dog and a noisy little parrot named Louie. We have three terrific grown sons, one in Atlanta and two in Seattle, and a bunch of adorable grand-dogs. No grandchildren yet, but you never know.
I’m at a weird intersection in my life at the moment — retired from a crazy-stressful corporate job and trying to figure out what comes next. For way too many years, I ran around with my hair on fire, and now that the fire’s just smoldering, I don’t know how to act! Maybe I’ll finally figure out what I want to be when I grow up. For now, I’m learning to paint and play piano, and teaching a little yoga every chance I get.
In case you’re wondering…
how my blog got its name: Almost Gracefully is how I describe the way I do most things: speaking, moving, aging (almost) gracefully… I started this blog in 2015 when, during an intense 500-hour yoga teacher training program at an ashram in Virginia, my meditation teacher suggested I write about yoga and see what happens.
I didn’t want to blog about yoga poses or esoteric yoga philosophy. Lots of other people are way better qualified to do that. Besides, most of my yoga happens off the mat, in the way I look at the world and react to the circumstances in my life. I am most definitely a work in progress…
So, well, this blog is what happened. I write about living in a middle-aged body. Witnessing the antics of my very busy mind. Looking for the silver lining, even when it’s really hard to see. Appreciating the special people and little things that make my life worthwhile. And dogs. There’s almost always a dog involved.
Grace + peace,