Hi, I’m Mary, the writer behind Trusty Chucks. Since I learned how to put letters together to make words, I’ve been writing. Some of it’s been important, some of it hasn’t. But this process, this creating, helps me make sense of a world I don’t always understand. Maybe you feel that way sometimes, too? My hope for this place is that you find laughter, inspiration, and encouragement.
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, with my husband, two daughters, and rat terrier, Blue. I have a Bachelor’s degree in secondary English education and a Master’s in curriculum and instruction. All that to say I teach middle school language arts. It is, simultaneously, the best and worst job there is.
This place is my escape. Thanks for being here.
Where to start:
2015’s word of the year: purpose
I didn’t know I was an introvert, I just thought I hated people
Things they don’t tell you about running
To give an idiot a really nice coat
Our Addiction Story
Getting rid of the hate follow
He made good out of my ugly again
Actually, he will give you more than you can handle. That’s the point.
My husband is not my soul mate
Online portfolio here.
Disclosure: I occasionally use affiliate links or write sponsored posts on this site. Just like all income that enters our house, I tithe at least ten percent of my income from all online work. The money generated from Trusty Chucks goes to keep this space running as well as to support the ministries of Shama Women and The Mocha Club.