Hi readers – thanks for stopping by to learn a little more about Finnspace. I’ve had this blog on and off since 2005, which really blows my mind when I think about how long ago and far away that seems. There have been some long gaps at times because life happens and my writing mojo can be fickle. UPDATE: I’ve recently made old posts private and am somewhat starting fresh.

I’d like to say there was some deep insightful meaning to the name Finnspace; the truth is that I was trying to come up with something short and somewhat relevant and was drawing a blank. I looked up on my bookshelf and saw The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn…Finn rhymes with my first name, Jenn, and this was my little space on the internet and ta da! Finnspace was born.

I’m coming at ya from Tennessee with a 20+ year marriage and one kiddo under my ever-lengthening belt. I’m somewhat of an introvert who values alone time and naps. I struggle mightily with depression, my weight, feeling good enough, and navigating the balance between being authentic to myself and what other’s want from me.

Given my penchant for inconsistency and a million starting overs, this is my all-time favorite quote.

The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled,
as if you had never wasted or misapplied
a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour
if you choose.

― Arnold Bennett

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