I've jumped onto the blogging bandwagon-- we'll see where it takes me!
So, what is "Ordinary Renaissance"? I've been bouncing around ideas for a blog for a while, but it finally came to me today: everyday life has it's own mini renaissances, all the time! And that's what I'm interested in. In 9th or 10th grade, a teacher once remarked about how I was such a "Renaissance soul," or something like that. It was odd, at first, but as I've grown and learned, I see how neat that idea is. So, who am I now?
I'm a Program Manager at a company that designs and manufactures aircraft electronics and electrical power systems, meaning I work in an engineering environment but do a lot of business-related things. On the other hand, I have a B.S. in Physics, from Washington State University, meaning I spent 4 years of my life marveling at the intricate and always elegant laws of the universe (I still marvel at them; I'm just not graded on them, now!).
I love to bake and cook, from double chocolate cookies to chicken cordon bleu for my husband (even though I'm a vegetarian). I love to work out: the stairmaster and elliptical at the gym, cycling on the trail (or at the velodrome!), hiking, snowboarding...you name it, I like it! I love to draw, and work on random crafts, especially if they are Christmas related. I love my (adult) kitten, Xyla, and snuggling with her. I love to read and get away from the world, but I also love to socialize and go out with friends.
The point is, I like a lot of things. This blog is to document those times in life when I find myself trying new things, and experiencing that child-like wonder of new discoveries -- those times when you have your own, personal moment of "Renaissance." Hopefully, I can inspire myself (and others!) to seek those moments out, more and more.