I have been fortunate to experience the four cardinal directions in the US:
- South – I was born in Texas and lived there until 1999. My love of Tex-Mex and being warm started here and has never gone away! I returned south to Arizona in 2020 and have loved rediscovering the heat.
- East – I moved to Long Island in 1999, graduated high school, and returned here after college for work. With the proximity to New York City, I was able to see Broadway shows, the Philharmonic, and explore so many cuisines.
- North – I completed my bachelor’s in Secondary Music Education at Northern Michigan University from 2010 to 2014. My family growing up was lucky enough to spend summers in Marquette so I already knew the area well. I still miss the summers on the lake and hockey games.
- West – I moved to the Seattle area in 2016 and spent my time as an elementary music teacher and a substitute. Seattle was the first place I chose to live in my life, and has a fond place in my heart.
I have also visited 44 of 50 states, and I am hoping to make it to all of them before I turn 30. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make that goal due to COVID-19, but I’m getting pretty close! My husband and I are moving to a new state in 2022, so I’ll be able to hit 45 at least.
My husband and I got married in August 2019 after meeting through Desert Bus for Hope, a charity fundraiser for Child’s Play. We look forward to welcoming our first child in early 2022! In my increasingly rare spare time, I play video games, board games, knit, cross-stitch, and practice my various instruments (at home I have a piano, ukulele, clarinet, flute, and piccolo).
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