My brain has always been full of ideas and interests. In high school, I participated in band, the school paper, the speech and drama team, and a variety of academic competitions. I took piano lessons. I enjoyed all of my classes, English and math and science. When I went to college, I decided to major in journalism because I enjoyed it so much, but also because I felt it would give me an opportunity to still investigate and learn about a variety of topics as I wrote about them (or edited what other people were writing). I still love to learn about almost anything, and reading and book reviewing has given me a great way to delve into tons of topics. I feel I’ve become somewhat specialized in a few areas, and I have a few particular interests I feel particularly passionate about enough to blog on. So this site will be the umbrella for the various topics I’d like to address, which include books, beauty and self-image, and mental health.

Now, specifically, I’m a writer and copy editor (if you need my editing services, visit my editing website); I’m a mother of four daughters and grandma of four; I have written book reviews for YEARS and run a book review website, Rated Reads. I have lived in a variety of places around the country, mostly east of the Mississippi, and I am back to living in Alabama after a dozen years in California. I look at many issues through the lens of my faith, and I try to do my best to consider all opinions and be respectful of others’ viewpoints even if I do conclude that I disagree.

Feel free to contribute to the discussions I am starting here by commenting and sharing with friends.

— Cathy Carmode Lim

3 thoughts on “About/welcome”

  1. I didn’t find a way to follow your blog. Maybe it’s me being a dork, but could you direct me? Thanks.

    1. Don’t worry about that. I’m not so sure myself! On my screen, at the very top there’s a dark gray bar that runs all the way across. There’s a WordPress logo and then “Life and Lims” and then a plus sign with “Follow” written next to it. That should do it if you have that. If not, I’m not sure, but I’m working on it! Let me know if that does work.

    2. Ah, well, I figured out that on Google Chrome it shows up at the top left, but on Firefox and probably Internet Explorer, there’s just a button down on the bottom right of your browser with a plus sign and “follow.” Hope that helps.

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