I’ve been writing for several blogs for several years, and most of my subject matter has focused on the issues surrounding our military and our veterans, but sometimes I get the urge to write about something completely unrelated.  It’s at that point that I realize I don’t really have a place to post those other articles.

It was recently suggested to me by a very wise website guru, that perhaps I needed to post from my own personal blog site.   After giving it some thought, I realized this was a good idea so you can now find some of the writing I’ve done in the past, along with all that will come in the future, right here at bethpennington.com.

I’m married to an amazing man, James, (who also happens to write now and then for this blog) and I have the blessing to be the mother to three incredible sons. I grew up in a home with three brothers so I will be more likely to share stories about life with little boys than with little girls.

I grew up in Virginia, but I have lived in Kentucky for over twenty years so this Virginia girl now bleeds blue.

I have taught in public schools and private schools in four states and I even spent eight years as a home educator.

I’ve been the “team mom” for everything from the world of baseball to the children’s theatre, and I’ve even taken TaeKwonDo with my boys.

I’m patriotic and thankful to be an American.

I have the utmost respect for those who can climb out of the pit with humility and use their life lessons to give back and help others.

I currently have the best job on the planet as the Executive Director of Military Missions Inc. It is a privilege to support the brave men and women who wear the uniform of the US military. I am also involved with Voice of Warriors.  I serve on the board, write, and host VOW Talk Radio’s weekly show. This allows me the opportunity to advocate for our military, our veterans, and their families, with a special interest in advocacy work for veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Despite the fact that I am self-described as a shy introvert, I’m willing to step out and speak up rather it be through my writing, public speaking, or knocking on the doors of our lawmakers in Washington, DC.  I’m a fighter and I will not give up when I take on a good cause.

I plan to share the laughter, the tears, the love, and the fun, along with the good, the bad, and the ugly. I hope you will follow my blog as I share a piece of my mind.

By the way, the invitation for you to share a piece of your mind with me is always open! I look forward to your insights and your comments.