I know my dear friend Ashley loves my blog– but she also knows and loves ME. She suggested the other day that I let my blog followers in on who I am. Sounds like a marvelous idea.
The details: Jackie Lea Sommers, 30 years old, as single as a girl can be. I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I grew up in a small town of ~700 people. I’m the recruitment manager at Northwestern College, the most wonderful Christian university in the world. I’m also a proud alumna. My degree is in English-writing.
My family includes my dad and mom, my sister Kristin, my brother Kevin, and Kevin’s girlfriend Samantha (who is essentially a part of our family!).
Jesus: my REASON FOR LIFE, my gravity, my Rescuer. Jesus is the lens through which the rest of my life makes sense. I am so proud of my Savior, so proud of the cross.
People: so many wonderful people in my life … camp friends, college friends, favorite students at Northwestern, kiddos I’ve met through years of youth ministry, plus Emma, Ava, and Elsie, my littlest loves.
Writing/literature: I love to read, but I LOVE to write. I finished my first novel this January, after working on it for nearly four years. It’s a story about a girl with OCD, and it draws heavily on my own experience with OCD. And now I am working on my second novel! Favorite books:
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (whom I had lunch with this month!), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, all poetry by Billy Collins, and (new!) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
What else would you like to know about me?