Monday, May 11, 2009

Let me introduce myself

I think Martina McBride said it best “This is for all you girls about 25. In little apartments, just tryin' to get by. Livin' on, on dreams and spaghettios. Wonderin' where your life is gonna go.”.
I’m a 25 year old currently living in southern California. 600 square feet? I would say that’s a little apartment. I am a substitute teacher so I am definitely just tryin’ to get by. I eat like a 6 year old, very picky, but getting better, so picky in fact I don’t like spaghettios. I am definitely wonderin’ where my life is gonna go.
Earlier this year one of the pieces fell in place when the love of my life proposed to me. So I at least know who I am going to spend the rest of my life with. The rest? No clue! Which if you know me at all, you know bugs the heck out of me!
Although my last name will be changing soon I am beginning to realize how much of a D* I am every day. I think this has to do with the fact that I am getting to know some of my 11 aunts and uncles (yeah we’ll get to that stuff later) better because they are on facebook. One of these, my favorite uncle, (sorry guys there are enough of us to go around you are probably all someone’s favorite) Chris is the one who inspired me to do many things in life, one of which is write this blog. I can also guess most of the D’s were annoyed by that badly written sentence.
I some of the things I have in common with my uncle are genetic. I think the desire to teach is. My father was a great teacher to me and I believe would have been an amazing teacher to a lot of students if he had taken that route in life. This whole writing thing is definitely genetic. We all love to write and talk. I think going to the same college he did had to do with the fact that he is an amazing teacher and I knew several amazing teachers that came from the same college. I’m sure that’s not where the commonalities end.
I apologize if the grammar is bad. I’m not going to write college level essays. I do plan to write about my experiences as a substitute teacher, my upcoming wedding and our life after, more about my crazy family, my wonderful friends, books, tv, music and getting in shape.
For today let me address that last one. My whole life I have been tall and skinny. When I see some girls today I think: was I ever that skinny? I really want to look back at pictures because I don’t think I was. I do remember being excited to finally fit into juniors clothes. I am probably annoying some people that know me because I am not over weight. When I worked at Nordstrom’s women would always tell me if I looked like you this would look good on me. When can get into that too later. Anyways, I have always eaten whatever and however much I wanted. I have also always danced several nights a week. In the two years I have been living in San Diego I think I have bordered on letting my love for cookie dough and laziness take over. Now I do have a wedding coming up, but luckily my dress is amazing and I only have a little bit to do to get in shape for that. I want to look good for my honeymoon in Santa Barbara! So I try to watch my calories and my fiancé and I are going to try and run/walk at the lake after work.

*My father is super paranoid about what you put about yourself on the internet. When he sold things on craiglist he never had them come to his house. Then comes along the craigslist killer so I think some of his paranoia is good and I try to be careful.


  1. It has been one of the greatest gifts in my life to be your uncle.

    I can't wait to read more. See you soon ;)

  2. P.S. my brother isn't paranoid. He is just getting old and forgot his address.