About Me

Hi! Im Vickie from Rock On Living, and this is a little bit about me.

I am…

– a lover of learning
– a being that delights in the awe and mystery of the universe
– a human with introverted tendencies
– tenacious as hell
– an artist at table setting & event planning
–  happiest in candle light
– navigating a love/hate relationship with bees
– a cultivator and believer of the significance of celebrating rites of passages &  tradition
– a coffee & red wine drinker
– a person who relishes mornings
– a person who sees nature as my cathedral
– very slow to label anything in life as “bad.”  

– an amateur gardener

I am a mother of three teenage daughters and wife of 26 years. I have cultivated this space to grow and evolve as the seasons of our home constantly change. At this time, I am transitioning our home to one of launching children, navigating menopause, and redesigning what my next cycle of life will look like and have never been more excited! Right now, you will most likely find me out back in our gardens – spending time in nature, looking for inspiration, listening to her wisdom and enjoying the peace she has to offer. During this time of extreme chaos swirling around us, more time outdoors seems to somehow center me. So, come on around back, the gate is open…I am glad you are here!

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely set back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Leonardo da Vinci

Mama’s Thoughts



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