About Me — Patricia Davis

Former teacher, lifetime learner, helping others first.

Patricia Davis
About Me Stories
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2 min readNov 18, 2020

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My name is Patricia Davis, but my friends call me Pat. My family called me Patti Jane, and still do. Since I’m not a little girl anymore, that hardly fits, but I could never change it until I went to college. I have been called Pat for almost 40 years now.

My Life

I am the daughter of an army veteran and a school teacher. I knew when I was 6-years-old that I, too, would someday teach, and I did. I taught English, English Language Arts, gifted and talented English and English Language Arts, public speaking, theatre arts, and oral interpretation for 23 years in Texas public schools. I miss teaching and my students.

My husband and I have been married for 38 years, and have one son. We are empty-nesters now, still living in Texas with a neurotic cat named Neko. I have always wanted to have the time to write the stories that are in my head. Now that I am retired, I do.

My Writing

My writing is mainly focused on helping others learn to do something and sharing my experiences as I learn new things. I share my learning process. I wrote about what I learned about blogging and how I had to adjust from writing essays.

I decided I wanted to write a cookbook with all my family’s favorite recipes to pass down to future generations. I wrote about starting my own wild yeast (sourdough) starter and learning to bake different recipes using the discard like crackers, flatbread and pizza dough, sourdough pancakes, and sourdough apple bombs.

I am just an everyday cook, so I like to keep things simple. I wrote about how using weights instead of measuring makes your cooking more consistent. I am currently writing about my family’s favorite holiday recipes. Yum!

My Passions

I also like to write about anything that can help you simplify your life so that you can live your best life every. I wrote about organizing your time, feeling normal during this pandemic, finding self-value, and building new habits to normalize life.

I am passionate about education and learning. I strive to learn something new every day. I love to craft, sew, garden, and bake. I am the editor of Simply Living and Living Simply. Follow me and my publication.

I would love for you to keep in touch and follow my journey.

Pat Davis, a retired teacher and editor of Simply Living and Living Simply, lives with her husband and neurotic cat, Neko. She loves to read, write, travel, bake, garden, sew, and craft.

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Patricia Davis
About Me Stories

Pat blogs about food, sustainability, and living simply. Sourdough is a particular passion. She also writes historical fiction with social justice themes.