About Me

Who Am I?

I once gave a talk about this at a retreat; how one shouldn’t be judged by the labels that can be attributed to her.  But I suppose that doesn’t work for a bio . . .

I am a woman, who very often still feels like the girl trying desperately to grow up.

I am a wife, blessed enough to have found an amazing partner who believes in me more than I do myself.

I am a mother, totally devoted to the cause, but oftentimes feeling as if I’ve fallen short of the goal.

I am confident, but riddled by anxiety that always seems to show up in the form of self-doubt.

I am talented, but try to temper it with modesty.

I love to sing, laugh, tell stories, dance, have fun, but sometimes my inclination toward shyness gets in the way.

I am totally obsessed with finding meaning in the world and my place in it.

I am an INFJ, a Virgo, an only child, and I speak for the trees.

I’m so glad you came to read my blog and hope you come back again.


41 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Jennifer – from one Virgo, mother and writer to another! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the follow! I have really enjoyed reading your posts here and I look forward to reading more so I have signed up to follow you also. Great blog.


  2. Nice blog. I just started blogging about a week ago so I am going through the growing pains. It has been way too long since I have written and it feels good to be back in the saddle. Come see my blog some time. Gene Gray


    • Jennifer Butler Basile says:

      Thanks, Gene. I will!

      I find that blogging holds you accountable to that schedule you set for yourself. As people come to expect your post on a given day, it’s hard to slough it off the way you might that chapter that needs writing. That said, I need to make sure it’s good writing practice that gets me primed for actually writing that chapter!


  3. I found your writing to be a breath of fresh air considering some of the ones I’ve seen. I was drawn to yours by the mention of the Whote Mountains. I grew up there. I am a native New Englander whose grandparents lived in the shadows of Mt. Washington. Before cable we had but one TV station. Thank God the Bionic Woman was on that channel when I was growing up! lol
    I have added you as one of my favorites to follow. You are only the second one I’ve done that for. Kudos for you that you exceeding my discriminating tastes.


    • Jennifer Butler Basile says:

      Many thanks!

      A true New Englander! No wonder you have discriminating tastes growing up with those views.

      I appreciate your kinds words and hope I do our region – and life in general – justice with my words.


  4. Well I’m a Leo – hoping that doesn’t exclude me from the fan base, for I am quickly becoming an avid one. Great writing coming undoubtedly from a remarkable woman.


  5. My mom had drinking issues and died when I was 17, but her love came through; life is not easy as a parent. Jennifer; I am working on my wordpressblog award and realize I like others outside of wordpress, can I mention them too?


    • Jennifer Butler Basile says:

      I know that no matter what their trials or triumphs, parents find a way to show their love. Thank you for that reminder.

      Re the award: why not!? One big happy family!


  6. Bizangelgirl55 says:

    Hi Jennifer! I can relate to everything you have said. You see, I am a Virgo also and your description of yourself is also a description of me. I am happy to have found your blog thanks to Marlyn one of your followers, and now I am one of yours too. Have a grrreat day and a grrreat rest of the week. See you around, can’t wait to read more!

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  7. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon says:

    Well I think your Bio is great! Thank you for coming by my blog. I’m enjoying yours and am a New Fan! I’m still wondering what I’ll BE when I grow up!

    God Bless,
    Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂


    • Jennifer Butler Basile says:

      Thank you, Catherine, for coming by – and for your kind words. Do we ever answer that question (what we want to be) and do we ever grow up!?


  8. ppdisland says:

    Ah, the potatoes analogy. I am a fan of French fries, (that’s my lunch today, LOL, here is to passing fried potatoes :D), and this bit, ‘throw another potato in the pot’ just made me smile.

    on the real though, i love the contrasts in your bio, aren’t they like reflective of our lives?


  9. Jennifer Butler Basile says:

    Semoina, they are so reflective! I constantly fight for balance.

    Thank you for gracing my blog with your wisdom. Let’s share a virtual plate of fries 😉


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