Tickle the Sun chronicles my day-to-day streams of thought. I’m Caroline, a girl whose life revolves around creative projects. I’m mom to two wonderful boys: Porter is 6 and Liam is 4 years old. Porter is one of the angels on this earth, so sensitive; Liam is one of the happiest children I know, even if he is willful at times. My husband, Jared, is my best friend and my hero. Jared is one of those sensitive, old souls and his biggest goal is to be a crotchety old man some day.
I graduated from Georgia State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. I still love reading about the subject, though it never played a part of my working days. I dream about doing something great with my creative side, like publishing a book some day. To that end, I am currently working a family project with my grandmother: her memoir, which we hope to have done sometime mid-summer 2013. I’m also working on my own memoir, but that will be a years-in-progress work.
I’m into photography, crochet, time spent with friends, journaling, blogging, coffee, and time at the beach. A documentary photography class in the summer of 2012 gave me the courage to turn my camera off auto and use its manual functions. I haven’t looked back. I recently showed some of my photography work in a “real” show and I’m still in awe of the constructive feedback I received there.
I value love and authenticity above all else. I’m in a constant state of introspection and that introspection is reflected on this blog. There are health issues I struggle with that take up a lot of my time for maintenance and the lesson I am currently working to master is, “I am not my illness.”
A lot of the writing on this site is random rambling about the day, some of it is about health issues, and some of it is photography or other craft showcasing. This blog does not have a niche focus. I do not have a niche focus, though my photography comes closest to it.
One thing that I am finally learning about this life is that change is constant. I used to resist change, but I am learning to find happiness in change. I’m also learning the hard way that my kids think I am awesome just the way I am, not the way some magazine or other blog would have me be.
Seriously… one afternoon when Porter was two or so, he said he wanted to “tickle the sun.” I registered the domain not long after, just because I thought it was such a cute phrase.