Hmmm…let’s see…where to start, where to start.
I’ve been married and divorced open, closed…part of my past, not something I like to dwell on….gets me second guessing I’m not good enough. Took me a while to get it through my thick skull that I was good enough and deserved better.
I’m a college graduate with two degrees, and I can’t really do anything with either of them. I taught school for a year, but there weren’t enough students enrolled to rehire me, which in hindsight was a blessing in disguise. I ended up moving back in with my parents after the events in the previous paragraph and started substitute teaching again.
So, life offers us second chances, right? Well I’ve been able to become a much happier person and am working to achieve my dreams of having my own business. A while after my divorce, I reconnected with someone who I went to college with. Honestly, I had a crush on him back in college, but both of us were in relationships. Fast forward 5 years…we get together to go on a hike…and I almost fell off a mountain….haha, good way to remember a first date, huh? Now, fast forward almost a year and a half. We’re together (and we moved in with each other–and two other male roommates…am I crazy? Maybe. But I’m with my love and that’s good enough for me) and having an awesome time. I’m happier than I ever have been and am so grateful to have this wonderful man in my life. He listens, he treats me well, I feel loved, and most of all I feel like I’m with my best friend.
I currently work at Target’s Starbucks. Hectic life, but I like it. Hours are very few at the moment, but I still like it. Aside from Target, I’m working at creating my own business and being able to get that off the ground. My passion in life is to create things. I’ve never really known what I wanted to do with my life career wise, but when I really think about it, I know the only thing that stands out significantly in my memory is how excited I always was for arts and crafts time through preschool and project time through high school. That’s where my heart is….creating. I want to put a piece of myself into my work and share that work and passion for creating with others. I know it could be a long road, but does it stop me? It’s discouraging at times, but I keep on because it’s what I want to do–what I feel deep down that I’m meant to do. So, you’ve just read a little about me, and if you choose to continue, a behind-the-scenes version of my life according to me.
Until next time,