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.

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  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.

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  2. Nice to meet you. We have a lot in common… I think, though, that the trees speak for me. 😉

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  April 30, 2013

      Likewise! And the trees are not a bad spokesperson to have!

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  3. 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

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  April 30, 2013

      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!

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  4. I love your blog and I nominated you for a Liebster Award! If you want to find out more about it, check out my post (which will be posted at 9:45 EST) – http://wp.me/p3n0e5-5M. I am so glad to have found your blog! Happy Blogging!

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  5. Hi Jennifer. Here I am with another nomination for you…The Sunshine Award, for your inspiring and wonderful posts! I hope you will accept. The link with the simple rules is: http://sherrimatthewsblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/part-two-the-sunshine-award/ Congratulations 🙂

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  May 4, 2013

      Thank you, Sherri! That’s so kind of you – and sunny! I’m all for spreading the sunshine!

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  6. 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.

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  May 9, 2013

      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.

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  7. 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.

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  May 16, 2013

      All zodiac signs are welcome – especially complimentary ones! Thank you! Glad you came by!

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  10. Hi Jennifer. I just nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Congratulations. Check it out on my link http://infinitesadnessorhope.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/you-are-my-sunshine/
    Cate

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  June 4, 2013

      Woo Hoo! Thank you, Cate! I truly appreciate an honor from you.

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  11. 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?

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  October 23, 2013

      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!

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  12. Bizangelgirl55

     /  November 6, 2013

    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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  13. Hi Jennifer. I have nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award…I truly do appreciate knowing you are ‘there’, or ‘here’ as I should put it, and sharing the journey with you. Congratulations my friend, here is the link: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2013/12/10/just-imagine-a-beautiful-sisterhood-award-part-two/

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  14. Nice to meet you … and anything with “potatoes” in it … I click! 🙂

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  15. Hey, Jennifer. If you aren’t too busy with the holidays, or maybe when they’re over, do you think you could drop me a line at acanvasoftheminds@gmail.com? I’d really love to hear from you!

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  16. hello Jennifer, your blog is shining as a beacon. It is a source of guidance and inspiration. thank you very much for reaching out. http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/shine-on/

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  January 3, 2014

      Thank you so much! What an amazing compliment – and gift in this award!

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  17. 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 🙂

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  January 23, 2014

      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!?

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  18. dear Jennifer, am so happy to have you on my list of nominees for the The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award here’s the link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/cracking-chrispmouse-bloggywog-award/ together let us spread more joy, peace, hope and love through our blogs ;D

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  February 15, 2014

      Joy, peace, hope, and love! There can never be a shortage of those! Thank you!

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  19. I like your bio, your introspection and your self-reflection. You must be a writer! 🙂 Nice to meet you here – thanks for checking out my blog on roughwighting.

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  June 2, 2014

      Thank you, Pamela, for reading! And happy writing – to us both!

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  20. I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!

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  21. ppdisland

     /  July 15, 2015

    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?

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  22. Jennifer Butler Basile

     /  July 15, 2015

    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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