a bit more "about me"

When I was a child I hated reading and I was so behind that I was put in a special English class. It wasn’t until one day in 4th grade when I picked up a copy of Matilda by Roald Dahl that I suddenly fell in love with literature. After finishing every Roald Dahl book at my school library I started writing and I learned I was pretty good at it. I always had a wild imagination, and putting my thoughts on paper became pretty much the only hobby I’ve ever had (besides tennis one year in high school, hah).

Fast forward, to a 20 year-old college student who changed her major 7 times. Nothing was making sense or felt right. I took a creative writing class to feel out the major, and for our final I wrote a creative nonfiction piece and my professor told me it was the best story he had ever read from a student. That’s when I decided to start my blog and put my thoughts out into the world.

A year and a half later I got my BA in English, with an emphasis in Professional Writing. I spent three years working in marketing, mostly as a social media manager and writer. But my dream has always been this blog and my writing.  

On July 27, 2012 Josh and I got married. He received his BS in Exercise Physiology and is now in dental school. He’s smart and kind, but I mostly married him for his body and charisma.

June 4, 2014 we had our daughter Madelyn. She’s the most empathetic toddler I’ve ever met. She has a love for language, like her daddy, and she is trying her hardest to master English. She’s the perfect mix of us. She got her love for painted nails and playing princess dress-up from me, but she got her love for dinosaurs and her more reserved nature from her daddy. Although her obsession with animals is from both of us. 

We also have a fluffy, adorable orange tabby named Wesley. He was our first baby.

And a crazy cuddle-bug boxer named Molly, who is the greatest pet in the whole world. And not saying I have a favorite animal, but… she’s my favorite.

We live in Seattle, WA, and when Josh graduates in 2018 we’ll be moving around in the Army for 4 years. 

So that is me/us in a nutshell! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you stay awhile.