Hi! Welcome to The Well-Made Bed. I am so glad you are here. Get comfy and make yourself at home.
I am Sandi – wife, mom and polymath, which, thankfully, has nothing to do with arithmetic!! (click on it, I’m not kidding).
The picture you see on my Home page is of me and my sisters visiting our great aunt in rural Arkansas kneeling, as we always did, to say our bedtime prayers. This is one of my favorite pictures and one of my favorite family rituals from my childhood. With my adult eyes, I see this as a representation of a foundational piece of my upbringing – making the space at the end of each day to connect and be grateful.
The concept for The Well-Made Bed has been years in the making but it started with this very picture. An idea that began early, sparked by my interest in human connection. My fascination grew as I studied and received a degree in social science, specializing in family sociology. I have spent a lifetime studying the how’s and why’s of behavior and one fundamental truth came through over and over for me – it’s in the foundation laid by the important adults in our lives that shapes who we are and who we choose to become. This passion for people has brought many opportunities to interact with children, adults, parents and seekers - those on a journey, searching to find a better way to live their dreams.
The Well-Made Bed to me signifies what I think of as "foundational living" - making our bed and then lying in it. The first step in foundational living is answering that “why” for ourselves. “Why” am I doing what I’m doing? Is it working for me? What do I want my life to be about? Am I doing those things on a daily basis? What kind of parent do I want to be? What do I want to teach my children? Most of us have at least some idea of the answers to these questions but “some” idea leads to “some” results. We know deep down there is something better. The challenge is getting there.
I am a fellow traveler. I’m still working on “getting there” myself. This is by no means about "perfect" or having it all "figured out." It’s about coming together to assist each other in deepening the richness of our journey.
My hope is this will be a place to find laughter, inspiration, and encouragement. A place to experience less stress and more joy. Even a place to learn a thing or two about ourselves and each other. And, like the picture above reminds me, a place to be reminded that the most important thing is to hold hands and keep moving forward.