In case the domain didn’t tip you off, my name is Andrea Whitmer. I’m a wife, mom, web developer, and semi-professional floof wrangler (among other things) from rural Kentucky.
I have a master’s degree in social work and worked as a psychotherapist for 7 years before leaving my career to build websites full time. I put in roughly ten years as a freelancer before entering a life phase where simple seemed better, and I’m now very fortunate to work in a remote customer service role.
I’m an extreme introvert who thrives working remotely from home. I love quiet, nerdy activities like reading (sooo much reading), writing, and making snarky comments about whatever my husband is watching on TV. I’d describe myself as having a ton of acquaintances and only a few friends, which is pretty ideal for me since I only have so much time and energy to spare.
Family is the most important part of my life. My husband, Scott, is an EMT and will be starting nursing school in 2024, and Jayden, our adult son with autism, lives with us and our small herd of dogs. We have a quiet but slightly chaotic existence, and I’m grateful every day for a spouse and son who can handle my various eccentricities with minimal eye rolling. In return, I take on all the mundane tasks (bills and finances, the all-important fridge calendar) and try to make sure everyone gets where they need to be on time.
While I haven’t been a therapist for longer than I actually was a therapist at this point, I still believe all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and I strive to be helpful to others anytime I see a need or opportunity. I support the right of every human being to find happiness in whatever way makes sense for them; life is short and I have enough to manage in my own life without trying to manage anyone else’s.
In other words, all are welcome here, whatever “here” ends up being. Much like everything else in my life, I’ll figure that out as I go!