Truth be told, I grew up a tom boy, wanting to play any and all sports and never learning how to do a cartwheel. I wanted to be an attorney and harness all my love of arguing! Through the first years of college, I decided I wanted to become a Child Advocate attorney and then reality hit. I would be paying more in student loans a year than I would be making! So I ditched the law degree, and earned a MSW. After all, helping children was what I was really in it for. I worked for a few years at a juvenile treatment center (and learned so much about Boston street gangs), and then at a special education school. I adored the children I was working with and their families and had every intention of going back after we adopted my first son. But life happened and I made the choice to stay at home. The VERY best gift I have received was from my father, who “selfishly” gave me my very first DSLR and during my first year as a SAHM, I began to learn and devour all I could about this Nikon I was using. It was a very slow and unintentional process, but my love of capturing the moment was born and became my business.
I learned alot about myself during this whole pandemic and really I am okay being at home. My energy level is matched by the environment that I am in — I am good with being at home on the couch, chillin’ and I am also energized by the people I am with. Social situations can be both intriguing and exhausting, draining and recharging. And I find it easier to tell you what’s on my mind rather than making small talk (my nemesis!). Working the room is NOT for me, but sitting one on one getting to really know someone, that’s the bomb!
Yup, you read that right. Waterpolo. I may have been influenced by my high school crush joining the boys team…..Thanks Eric. But I met some of the greatest friends on that team. Go Pelicans.
Do I need to say more?! There can be toys everywhere, a fire in the oven, and 10 loads of folded laundry in a basket, I am catching zzs. But if there is a single dish in my sink, eyes wide open!
So technically, we met the night before our official first date, but being set up by a mutual friend has its advantages. After meeting me, he decided to call into work the next day, so our date started much earlier than expected. We spent time at his Boston apartment first, hanging out, getting to know each other. Then we hit up a bar and finally ended the night with the dinner reservations we were supposed to start with. Needless to say, it worked and despite the distance the first year together, we have been together for 16 years!