About Me

Hi, my name is Gretchen and I am an in-betweener.

I exist in between childhood and adulthood, naiveté and maturity, spontaneity and responsibility.


I am a starter of many projects… and only sometimes a finisher of them.

(I wrote this book ^^ You can check it out here.)

I’m between Asian and White, split my childhood between different countries growing up, and I am constantly — constantly — between hair colors.

I also live on that lovely plane that exists between straight sized and plus sized clothing. And actually, I recently discovered we have a term for that now: midsize! 

I am exuberant and awkward, enthusiastic and neurotic, extroverted and introspective, cautious and carefree, and… well, I think you get the picture. I could probably constitute an entire dictionary’s worth of pretentious antonyms and contradictions all on my own, and you just happen to have stumbled into my little slice of the internet. Thanks for checking it out!

Now for some other facts you were just dying to know about yours truly:

I am 33 years old, I have an awesome job working for Yelp, I am a true Harry Potter fanatic (with the tattoos to prove it), and my entire world is run by two adorable miniature schnauzers and my babies, Penelope & Charlie.

I love to write, and this li’l ol’ blog is where I tend to do it. I write about navigating first-time motherhood, my fitness and health journey, my family, my friends, and just trying to figure it all out. Thanks for stopping by!

Contact me: gretchen(at)gretcheninbetween.com