Tuesday, September 2, 2014

About the Author #blogtember

Brave Love Blog
9/1 prompt [I decided to play catch up]

Lil old me. Prego. A toddler. And an amazing husband.

My novel would be completely different than I would have expected, if you asked me this question 8 years ago.  My childhood was rather picturesque and rather fairytale like.  Sure it had its imperfections, but overall, I had a loving family, two parents who loved each other and two little sisters.  I grew up in a small, but not so tiny town, and was honestly a rather 'good kid'.  I did well in school, danced, and never got into drugs or alcohol.  

I went off to college to become a teacher, graduated in 4 years and got a job right out of college. I taught for several years, living in the trendy part of the city here, and ended up buying my own house at the age of 25.  I rescued a dog from a shelter, Sadie Lady. I went to grad school, received my Master's and met my husband on Match.com. We dated a few months and then I moved right in, as we just fell in love and it all seemed right.  

I continued teaching, he proposed to me in October, 2009 and by July 2010 we were married. I went back to school for one more year and decided to stay home as a housewife in 2011.  I started blogging, and since then we have had added a beautiful baby girl in January 2013 and are expecting a little boy January 2015.  

While struggling to lose the baby weight, I decided to give "that AdvoCare thing" a try, and in August of 2013 I started with a 24 day challenge.  Little did I know, this would be the start of such a growth in me; I lost over 30 lbs in 6months and kept it off and it taught me to eat so much healthier.  I am on my second pregnancy now, and am 16 pounds lighter at this point than I was with my first child!! 

 I started contributing to my family's finances {$500-$1000 on a very part time basis}.  This company has taught me so much about health, wealth and well-being.  I think that is what drew me to it, as I really believe in leadership and always working on trying to be our best. The teacher in me loves helping others reach their health and finance goals--and it continues to inspire me to be my very best.

I would consider myself a girlie girl, but I also love adventure and fun outdoors.  We love good food and so when I'm not cooking in my kitchen, I am probably researching different recipes to try.  

I am a dreamer, but also a do-er.  I think setting goals are great and really the most important thing I can share, is to communicate them with someone!  I believe that communication really is key in ANY and EVERY relationship.  I love texting, e-mail, Facebook, instagram, but most of all I miss face to face interaction.  I am making that a real goal this year; no more excuses.  No hiding behind technology; but to really truly 'get out there and be' with more people.

I never ever claim to be "perfect" and I know there are always areas for improvement. I just try my best at whatever I am doing and I try very hard to not compare anyone's life journey to mine.  It is special, unique and at the end of the day, the only thing we have control over is our own mental attitude.  There are certainly things I wish that were different in my life, but instead of dwelling on them all of the time, I try to focus on what I can change or do and always appreciate and focus on the good.

Joe and I often joke about what our "real life" book would look like.  If only…haha!  For now, I leave you with my blog, and leave it at that.


  1. I never knew you guys meet on Match did I? IF I did I do not remember. Ha! <3 you!

  2. um i never knew you and joe met on match.com! how cute is that?! love this! and you! xoxo

  3. I also met my husby at age 25 on match.com and I, too, am a Masters degree holding former teacher!


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