The purpose behind Choosing Wisdom is to support, uplift, and inspire others through the artful storytelling of aha moments that teach life lessons. It is our mission to encourage others through a diverse collection of honest stories about life, love, and learning.
What we love determines what we seek,
What we seek determines what we think and do,
What we think and do determines who we are and who we will become.
–Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I’m Lori, the face behind Choosing Wisdom. I’m glad you’re here and hope you find something you love, something to influence how you think, and something that will help you on your journey of becoming!
I believe wisdom goes beyond being smart or having basic knowledge. It is the culmination of experiences that help us become. While each of our challenges may be unique, we all have the opportunity to choose how we will react, learn and grow from them. My journey has taught me I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a voice to share what I’ve learned.
Thank you to my amazing friends who have shared their gifts to help Choosing Wisdom become something special. I’m grateful for my cheerleaders who have been a true support to me in this journey. My husband and family are my real passion. I feel blessed to have raised our four children with a supportive and loving friend.
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I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. As a lover of learning, I’m quite often found devouring a book or writing. I enjoy biking and traveling with my husband as well as spending time with our grandson. Our adult kids are optional:)
I developed a love of writing when I was a young girl. I used to make up stories and have my mom illustrate them for my class to read. In my mind there always seemed to be a narrative going on and words were always reframing themselves to make stronger sentences, or make my point more clear.
When I left for college I was torn between majors and switched at such a regular frequency that graduation continued to move further into the distance. I experimented with a variety of interests and spent a semester studying abroad in Israel. After I met and married my husband the completion of my degree got put on the back burner as I began working to help put him through school.
Becoming a mother was my second greatest interest. Two years after we were married we welcomed our son into our home. Life started to speed along at an increasingly quick speed. We moved, started a new job, dealt with health issues and infertility, moved, moved again, and finally, our family started to grow again.
I loved my time home raising our children and continued to put off ideas of finishing my degree or pursuing any kind of writing career. As the kids started to approach high school graduation I decided it was time to set an example and returned to college to finish my schooling.
As luck would have it I was able to combine all of my passions into one degree — English with an emphasis in Family Studies and Communications. My experience back in school was monumental for me. The lessons I learned and confidence I gained would have been lost had I completed my degree years earlier.
With the kids slowly leaving our nest, I ventured into the world of working outside of our home. For three years I was an executive assistant for an insurance brokerage firm. I loved my time there, but soon felt drawn back to the life of a writer — back to my roots.
In 2016, Choosing Wisdom began as a vehicle to follow my dream of writing and has evolved into a means of sharing my ah-ha moments. I’m not sure where this journey will take me, but I’m here to enjoy the ride — I hope you do too.
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