About Stacey Nerdin:
- I’m 41, which I have decided is a magical age. Old enough to not give a hoot, young enough to enjoy & apply that wisdom.
- I have 5 children – three girls (21, 18, and 16) and two boys (13, 7). They are all great friends, and they generally seem to like my husband and I, despite the many mistakes we make.
- I will be a grandmother soon! My oldest daughter is due July 2015.
- I’ve been married for 21 years. What’s our secret? Time. Marriage isn’t always easy and it isn’t always fun, but if you give it time (and love, and patience, and communication, and forgiveness…), most issues will sort themselves out.
- I love reading, technology, most things pop culture, and watching movies & reality television. I’m as likely to read Jane Austen as I am to read Entertainment Weekly, or to watch Masterpiece Theater as I am to watch America’s Next Top Model.
- I struggle with anxiety & depression and self-medicate daily with a nap. I take them as if they were prescribed.
- My dishes are never clean, my bed is never made, my clothes are never folded. But my floor is always vacuumed, and I cannot abide bad smells in my home. Priorities: I have ‘em.
- Over the past few years, I have developed a passion for travel and a desire to become a better photographer. What I’ve learned is that you have to make opportunities to experience both in your life; neither is a passive pursuit.
- I’m a convert to the LDS church. I describe myself as personally conservative, socially liberal – a peace and reconciliation that has taken me years to achieve. It doesn’t work for some, but it does for me.
About my online life:
I started blogging in 2005 as a way to chronicle life with my young family. As my knowledge of blog design, networking, and promotion grew, my readership and online presence grew. In 2009, I began partnering with various brands to promote products, services, and experiences on my blog. I then started teaching blogging classes in my community and in 2011 had the pleasure of speaking at Mom 2.0, Type A Parent, and Bloggy Bootcamp. During those years I also started writing for other online publications like ShePosts, The Mabelhood, and 5 Minutes for Mom.
As lives do, mine got very “big” as my kids became teenagers, and as my husband’s job required more and more travel. 2012 and 2013 were quiet blogging years for me, though I continued to nurture my core base of friends and followers online and brush up on my professional skills.
In January of 2014, I was hired as a social media content creator for a small marketing firm in Las Vegas. I work remotely for them and love applying all I have learned in my years of blogging to helping clients grow their own online presence.
Also in 2014, I decided to transition from my well-established blog – Tree, Root, and Twig – to a new home here at The Scenic Life. It was a risky move, considering I had created so many connections there and had such a strong foundation of readership and traffic. But I am coming at things with fresh eyes this year, and a new perspective and hope to move forward with my blogging and discover more adventures and rewarding partnerships through the experience!
About The Scenic Life:
After I turned 40, the fog began to clear (so to speak). I have come to realize that I only want and have time for the lovely in my life. And to have that, I must look for and identify the lovely, every single day. This blog is to celebrate all the things I find positive or uplifting along my journey, the view from my scenic life. I’d love to have you join me!