Who am I?
I’m a lot of things. I’m a little crazy, I’m overly emotional, and I get really silly when I’m sleep deprived. I am driven, competitive, and a bit of an overachiever. But I am also generous. I like to help others, even if it inconveniences me, and family is the most important part of my life.
So why read this?
You don’t have to. This is just me: who I am and what I think. But I’d like to think you’ll read this. I’m a genuine person with a lot to offer this world. Or so I’d like to think…
I was born in a small town in California to struggling parents. My dad hurt his back at his job as a mechanic, so he collected social security until he was well enough to go back to work. He became a real estate agent, and eventually became really successful. My mom was “super mom.” She joined the PTA, made my lunch every single day, and she was always helping out at my school and in my Girl Scout troop. She was truly dedicated to being a great mom, and I love her for that. I have an older sister and a younger brother whom I love very much. They are good people, and I couldn’t have picked a better aunt and uncle for my daughter.
I was a pretty bright kid, and I was placed in all the advanced programs from the time I was in 4th grade. School was big in my family, and straight A’s were expected of me and my siblings. I worked hard and got the grades, and school was a happy time for me.
When I was in middle school, I found something that I feel absolutely in love with: color guard. I auditioned during my 8th grade year, and I was placed on the flag squad. I participated all four years in high school, as well, and it was the source of my best memories during that time. My favorite equipment was, by far, my rifle. When I graduated, I coached color guard at three different middle schools schools for almost six years. They may not know it, but those girls changed me for the better.
Marching band is also where I met my husband-to-be.
He was a drummer and the class clown. We actually started dating when we were 15. Although we had our ups and downs, we never stopped caring for each other. This year, we will celebrate our ten year anniversary, and I am so thrilled that I was able to find the love of my life at such a young age.
When we were 19, he joined the army and went to boot camp. At age 20, we got married, and we moved to his first duty station in Tennessee. There, I finished my college degree and became pregnant with my first child. I actually went through my graduation ceremony when I was 9 months pregnant. It was an interesting experience.
When my daughter was born, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. She is perfect in every way. She is gorgeous, funny, smart, and so independent. She loves to eat, and she is my “little helper.” Even at 18 months old, she helps me unload the dishwasher, switch the laundry, and clean the floors. I love her with every bit of my heart, and I feel so blessed to have been given such an extraordinary child.
When she was 3 months old, we moved to our next duty station: Colorado. We have been here for over a year, and we love it. There are a lot of outdoor activities, and we never feel bored. We also bought our first home here. Personally, I wish we could have stayed on the base. I feel safer there, and the rent and such is a lot cheaper. But having a yard and a good school district was important to us, so we made the move. I have grown to love this house and the memories made in it.
Like I said, I try to be genuine. I value honesty, loyalty, and generosity. I may put up barriers at times, but I try to be open to new ideas and friends.
Now the questions is: is anyone really reading this?