I grew up in the midwest. I am the oldest of four children. I graduated from college then went to work. I am a convert to the church but not to the gospel. I married late in life according to Mormon culture. I am an idealist. I believe ideas can transform us. I am a designer in that I love to create. I am a runner because it clears my mind. I am reader which affords the opportunity to see inside the mind and life of others. I am a teacher because to help others learn is a noble work . I am learner and I believe they will inherit the world. I love the smell of spearmint and eucalysus and I believe in fortune cookies. I love the change of season not just in nature but in life. Most importantly, I am a mother which allows me the chance to be part of something bigger than myself. I signed up for this course because the idea of dynamic content and taking content and repurposing it in a totally different way is fascinating to me as an instructional designer and technologist.