It takes me a year to find these things.
My real name is Emily. To piece together things I've revealed in various posts plus a couple extra details:
I'm technically mostly Bavarian German, but I have only ever thought of myself as white American girl person. I was transplanted from the Midwest to the South as an infant, so I'm not even allowed a regional identity (my accent varies from none to total hick; it's bizarre).
I'm 33, married, and have three children ages 6 to 10. We also have two large breed dogs and eight hens.
We homeschool, so most of each day is just parenting and keeping house (or meager attempts at both, anyway).
I try to garden some, and am slowly expanding my knowledge in that area. I also enjoy short hikes and camping when we're able. I don't have anything like backwoods experience, though.
The spiritual side of things: I was raised Methodist, fell into sordid garbage around 16, reformed around 20 via my now-husband and a Southern Baptist church...and have been searching theologies beyond that to varying degrees, for various reasons, and in various ways since I was 27ish. Probably most of it was avoidable and unnecessary, possibly even wrong. I learned of Orthodoxy about four years ago, and joined the forum because literally everyone around me is hostile/suspicious/dismissive of Orthodoxy. I attended a parish for several months. The intervening details are complicated and probably self-created. So there's the nutshell, to the best of my ability.