A Little About Me…

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Welcome! I’m Alicia, and I’m glad you found me here at The Simple Swan. 

Although I taught literature and language arts for nearly thirty years, I think of myself as a student of life. Inspired by nature, literature, fine arts, and my muses, I am constantly learning to live with more everyday elegance. 

I have a passion for writing about simple things we can all do to make the world a more beautiful place for ourselves and others. A few years ago, a dear friend and I published a book titled Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life. I started this blog, The Simple Swan, in 2018.

On a more personal note, I am a 59-year-old wife, mother, stepmom, grandmother, and caregiver. I share a simple and happy home with my husband and my mother in our hometown in southern Illinois.

Thank you for joining me as I continue learning to glide through life with the grace and elegance of a simple swan.

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Thank you for being here, my friend!