My name is Delynn. I’m an author in progress, a vegan food enthusiast, occasional runner, and lifelong Hanson fan, and I have a story to tell.
I think stories are important and powerful, and that it is in sharing our experiences–telling the truth, no matter how scary it is–that we find connection, validation, and hope. This blog is one of the places I tell my truth.
The last five years of my life have been both intensely painful and intensely beautiful. From my divorce to my dad’s death, I’ve had a lot of tearful days. But I’ve also found that grief provides a rich soil for new life to grow, and that the sweetness of life can’t be separated from its bitterness. They go hand in hand. I launched this blog a few years ago as a platform for my own processing, and named it Quarter Life Creation as a declaration that I would choose to focus on the new life springing up around me and hang on tightly to hope, even in the middle of crisis.
It’s been quite a journey since my first post. I’m still writing, because it helps me make sense of my life, with all its joys and sorrows. I write about both with as much honesty as I can muster, and over time I see that the blessings far outweigh the curses.
Since August 2013 I’ve been married to a hilarious, smart, sweet man named Luke who agreed to hyphenate his last name too, since I was having a pretty major freak-out about the idea of giving up my entire identity for a man around the time we got married. So we are the Hampton-Stockers, or as our friends affectionately call us, the Hampsters, and we love our life in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.
From crisis into new creation at my quarter life mark. It’s an exciting place to be.