Welcome to my Violet Vantage Point Portfolio page. Between this “About” page, the “All About Me” page, and any blogs you choose to read about this journey, You will find all sorts of information about me and my road towards obtaining a Masters in Education degree. (Check out my personal story and blog here: When Everything Falls Apart)

I know that my portfolio page doesn’t have a “normal” name, like “Luanne’s Portfolio” or “Luanne’s Masters Program Portfolio”, or even simply “My Portfolio”. But I’m not normal. Not even close. I’m sure you’ll figure that out along the way.

The Violet part comes from my middle name. I’m named after my maternal grandmother. I didn’t like my middle name as a kid, but as a grown-up, I love it. I also love the flower and it’s family:  Violet, it’s big Sister Pansy, and little baby brother Johnny Jump-Up. These little flowers are some of the first to bloom in the spring, can survive a freak snowstorm, thrive in dry sandy soil, and bloom in hard places. I’d like to think that I’m a little like a violet.

As for vantage point, well, there is nothing like a good vantage point to help one see things in a new and exciting way.  This portfolio showcasing the latest part of my educational journey is a new vantage point for me. It’s showing me new things about myself. It’s expanding my horizons.  It’s giving me a new way of looking at things. I also have an amazing, living God who lifts me up and provides a strong vantage point of stability and sanity in my crazy life. So there you have it. My Violet Vantage Point Portfolio. It’s me. Enjoy it.