I’m providing an about page, but my expected audience… is just me! So I’ll log some thoughts here which can allow me to see snapshots of myself (especially self-reflection), and see how I grow and if this page is dynamic or static as the years pass.
As I write this, I have just turned 27 (mere weeks ago). I gotta tell you, I don’t feel 27! But I don’t feel early-20’s either. I’m comfortable with 25. I currently work for a utility construction company – but make no mistake construction is foreign to me! I work at the corporate office assisting with estimating and software support. Last year I married an amazing man – and know a love like I’ve never experienced. The kind of love you build a life on: few doubts, lots of heart. He’ll get his own posts, I’m sure. Before we married we bought a house on an acre of land together in verging-on-rural Pennsylvania. We have no relatives out here, as both Chris and myself grew up in the Midwest, where our parents still remain. We have two dogs and a cat (they’ll got posts, too, no doubt). I’d call it a simple life, and very much a stereotypical one. I’d guess it’s ‘traditional’ because so many people elect to follow it, and I’d wager many people do find they enjoy it: college, marriage, salaries, pets, mortgage.. I know I do!
Less so about my environment, and more so about me: Man, I am not always an easy human being (thank all the forces in this universe that my husband is a kind, understanding man!). I am stubborn, I am passionate, and I am fairly confident. When I like something, I like it A LOT. I think I have great communication skills, and hate using them. I am not so good with emotions – they’re much easier to let fade into memory, than confront head on. Speaking of which, I tend to have poor short-term memory. I am a crazy cat lady with two dogs. I love St. Louis, MO – the city I grew up outside. I love the sports, I love the tourist attractions, I love the rolling hills of Missouri (where I got married!). I love my college, Purdue, and take a lot of pride having survived obtaining an aerospace engineering bachelor’s degree there. I loved working at Purdue as a student adviser for First Year Engineering students. I am certain that is where my life’s passions truly lie. I love Hello Kitty, and collecting chachkies. I love to read, I love yellow vehicles (had an ’02 Mustang, then ’03 Celica, BRIGHT yellow). I prefer stick-shift cars to automatic. I love cows and fat, orange tabby cats. There’s a lot of love in my life, for and from people, places, and things. I find it very easy to be happy.
As we’ve covered where my head and life are at, I’ll address where I’ve been. I was born in Alabama, but only remained there a few years before my father moved us to England through his work. We were in England for only a year, though I still have some memories of friends and neighbors. I started kindergarten in Virginia, outside of Washington D.C., where our family remained for 2 more years and my little sister was born! The summer before third grade I moved outside St. Louis, MO, where I spent the remainder of my childhood. As mentioned, I went to college in Purdue, on the main campus, in Indiana. I spent one semester in Graduate school at the University of Illinois Champaign – Urbana (my parents’ alma mater), before accepting a job in New Mexico. I stayed in New Mexico for a year before transferring within my company to Pittsburgh, PA. I was there a year before I moved outside Philadelphia to shack up with my boyfriend. We spent less than a year in a townhouse before purchasing our first home (fiance, by then!), where we reside now, with our furbabies.