A Note From Alicia


I’m Alicia, and I’m happy you found me here at The Simple Swan.

Although I spent nearly thirty years as a literature and language arts teacher, I most identify with being a student of life. Every day I wake with the intention of learning to be the best and most authentic version of myself. Some days I’m more successful than others, but each new day offers another opportunity for practice!

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.

I am a 59-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. I’m a retired teacher and writer who shares a peaceful home with my high school sweetheart and my mom 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, friend! Alicia