I am a newlywed in my mid-twenties.
I was born in Virginia, grew up in Maryland, went to college at the University of Florida where I graduated twice, and then taught American history to eleventh graders for three years before marrying the love of my life and moving to Texas. I am currently taking a break from teaching to explore my creative interests and to enjoy life with my husband, with whom I had a long-distance relationship until the day we married.
I am a bit contradictory, like a Starburst: sarcastic and sometimes cynical, but also optimistic and as non-judgmental as I can be. I try to be modest and humble, but I am really good at putting on an air of arrogance when I know I am good at something, but it's not really authentic egotism; it just takes some getting used to (my husband finds it endearing). I am a perfectionist, but I have been known to procrastinate. Luckily, I work best under the pressure of a looming deadline. Unluckily, this can lead to frustration and tears and stress on the road to getting there. Luckily, everything gets done on time with the help of chocolate and musical soundtracks.
I try to be considerate and respectful of others, and I am easily aggravated by strangers who do not act the same way. I am patient, almost to a fault. My ability to empathize with others is something I have been working on and I think I have come a long way in the last few years. I cry very rarely in real life, but television shows, movies, and touching news stories will bring out the water works in an instant.
I am a band geek, a history nerd, an avid reader, I can
binge watch favorite tv shows like nobody's business, I am an organizer,
a cleaner, the family chef, a compulsive crafter, a cute shoe fanatic, I
become irrational when it comes to holding grudges against rival sports
teams, I get a little crazy when March Madness rolls around, I identify
as an introvert, and when I get out of my comfort zone I get a feeling
in my gut that tells me the experience is going to be worth it.
I believe in love and life and God and that everything happens for a reason, even if it is not immediately apparent. I hope that I bring joy and happiness to those around me as I strive to "be a good one" in everything I do.