I was born late summer in Alexandria Virginia to my Mom (from maine) and Dad (from virginia.) Apparently I was precocious and talked early. I didn't crawl just went from scooting to walking. I wanted to be a teacher or solid gold dancer before entering school. My sister was born! I didn't really love her then and asked my parents to return her, but man I love her now! I struggled in school. I had to go see a visual doctor to learn how to tie my shoe, skip, bounce a ball and other things. I loved learning and reading, but enjoyed it on my "own" terms (still do!) I used to create recipe cards in my room with colored pencils and fell right in love with art. Middle school was painful- but it's an awkward time for everyone. I found my stride with yearbook and my love for design and journalism was born. Off to high school. Creative writing and journalism dominated my time. I loved dance and singing (secretly wanted to sing on Broadway- still do!) but couldn't seem to get a break into high school dancing or singing. So I stuck with journalism and eventually became editor-in-cheif of my award winning high school paper.
|This is me & john in high school!|
|First family photo|
OK! So I bet that was more than 250 words, but it was a good exercise to try and tell my life story with limited space. If you join in the challenge please let me know!