about Mary

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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
#ifsheonlyknew
Getting rid of the hate follow
He made good out of my ugly again
The whisper to stay
My husband is not my soul mate

You can also find me at:
The Huffington Post
Pearson’s Teachability
Fancy Little Things
as well as various other online & print sources.

Online portfolio here.

contact me // mary@trustychucks.com