Runner. Dreamer. Dancer. Writer. Adventurer. Superhero. Future rockstar.
When I was younger, my grandpa would sit me on his lap and show me old photos. I fell in love with that amazing connection between story and photo. I have been hooked on photography ever since. I got my first "big girl" camera in 2009 after my divorce. I carry it everywhere. It's more important than wallet or cell phone. You can see some of my work by clicking the Photography link if you'd like.
I worked in a nursing home after high school and a few semesters of college. Best job EVER. My residents weren't my job. They were my friends. They taught me so much about love, life, and all the things that really matter. One day I want to have my own nursing home. More on that in a future post.
In 2007 I joined the Navy. I was bored and wanted an adventure. I definitely got what I was looking for, and then some. I currently work on P-3C Orion aircraft, but I'm working toward a nursing degree and eventually an officer commission.
In 2008, I married my best friend. I quickly learned that distance changes people. So does not having mommy around to do everything for them. He couldn't handle me being in the military. I couldn't handle his drinking and angry fits. After 10 months of never being good enough, I was finally broken. I couldn't take the fights, the angry fits, the nothing ever being done to help out. When his fist hit the wall next to my face, I was done. We were divorced within the first year. I'll never see marriage the same.
I love being outdoors. Hiking. Kayaking. Fishing. It doesn't matter, as long as it's outside. I love to eat. Turkey sandwiches, fried pickles, and sweet tea is the best meal in the universe. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life and never get bored of it. I love music. Especially if it's being played around a bonfire. I have a guitar, and it's one of my most favorite things in the world. After 6 years, I still haven't quite learned to play it....