Hi! I’m Rena, the Wandering Web Designer
this is my best friend and husband of 27 years, Patrick!
Since the night we met, we’ve been blowing people’s minds. It started in 1991, our first dance was on a Friday night and by the next day we were living together. You should have heard my momma!
The second time was in 1992 when two ultrasounds said we were having a boy. I refused to believe it and our daughter was born soon after.
We continue to surprise people 27 years later and we’re still as much in love as we were that first night spinning around the dance floor to Randy Travis’s “Forever & Ever Amen”.
In 2011, we did it again. We sold everything we had (that wouldn’t fit into our car) and moved 400 miles away from all of our friends & family. We had raised our blended family and headed off on a new adventure.
Since then I became a caregiver to my momma. She has Alz & metastatic breast cancer, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, became a grandma to twins, and created my business as a freelance designer. It’s been a busy few years that’s for sure.
Long story short, I started my first site, The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, and that’s when I fell in love with writing, and with WordPress. It was a puzzle to solve when I needed it the most. After a few years as an apprentice for JulieStoian, she sold me her web design/maintenance business. That’s when The Blogging 911 was born and it’s been a helluva ride so far!
Since then I’ve helped hundreds of clients just like you to build businesses that have been life-changing. And The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver? It’s still going strong.
You may have noticed the countdown right over there → It’s counting down the days until my husband & I finally take another giant leap of faith! We’re shutting down our lives and hitting the road for what will be a six-week tour of the US & Canada!
It’s only the beginning though, a test run because in less than three years we’ll be hitting the road full-time for as long as we can. That’s right we’re giving up our 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage home and trading it in for a Chevy Van, a map, and each other.
So, I’ll be combining my three favorite loves; my husband, web designing & traveling. I have a fondness for using nature in my designs and I can only imagine the types of websites I can create once I’m fully immersed in the environment!
Follow along with us for terrific web design & online business tips, colorful stories from the road, & lots of great pics! Sit back and put your feet up. You dream I’ll drive…