I was born in Tennessee in 1998 shortly after my father got a job in the area. I spent 20 years in the home-grown town of Cleveland before I moved to my newest home in El Paso, Texas.
After graduating high school in 2016, I started college at a community college in my town. Hated it. Went through a early-mid-life crisis, and dropped out. I spent a few months working as a server at a corporate restaurant and fell in love with my job. I met life long friends and grew as a person (working with the public will do that to you.)
It’s now December 2018, I’m still a server and I meet a “really hot guy.” After going through a heartbreak a few years prior, I was pretty cold hearted to the idea of another relationship. I lost many loved ones through that time and wanted nothing to do with anything new, but something was different. I don’t know if it’s the way his eyes lit up when he was talking to me, or if it was the way he could love anything back to life, and that’s exactly what he did to me. The Grinches heart grew bigger that Christmas.
I decided to go back to school and remembered quickly why I hated it so much. So, I finished the semester and enrolled in Esthetics school (Thanks to my hubby for pushing me to pursue my passions). In may 2019 we got engaged, and on August 31, 2019, we got MARRIED! Shortly after, I packed my things that were still in boxes from moving back to my parents house, and drove 1,500 miles to my new home here in Texas.
A few weeks went by and I struggled. I felt alone. I was so used to being surrounded by tons of friends and family. Now, all that I had was my husband. Many nights I would get out of the shower crying. Because leaving your family (especially your momma) and friends is not easy.
I decided to start something new. I mean, everything else was knew.. why not? So, I went to WordPress.com and started a blog. It’s been a few weeks and I have been working everyday to perfect it.
What have I learned?
- Blogging is not easy. It’s hard and still requires your attention. Even on the days you don’t want to.
- Putting effort into something else besides typical life duties is great. It relieves stress and let’s my mind focus on something productive.
- Living 1,500 miles from all you’ve ever known isn’t horrible. It’s given me and my husband time to be alone and love each other first.
- Groceries are expensive.