I’m a 27-year-old blogger, writer, grad student, and crazy dog lady. My husband, Michael, and I relocated from small town Texas to Lafayette, Louisiana in June of 2012. Michael is working on his Ph.D. in Applied Language & Speech Sciences, and I’m getting my master’s in Mental Health Counseling (we’re both at UL). I miss Texas dearly, but am enjoying life in Lafayette.
I met Michael in February of 2007. Nine months later, on November 18th, we were married. It was a whirlwind romance, which I will write about someday if I can ever figure out how to put it into words. Flannery O’Connor wrote that “A good man is hard to find,” but I found mine. Our marriage is not perfect by any means, but we work hard to make it work.
We have two
children dogs. Pancho is a five-year-old giant long-haired Chihuahua with 80′s hair and anxiety issues. Leia is a four-year-old teeny tiny Australian Shepherd without sheep, which means Michael, Pancho, and I are her stand-ins (and herd us, she does) until I fulfill my dream of getting her a flock of Pygmy goats. I wasn’t joking about the crazy dog lady thing; I will do pretty much anything for my dogs. I would have fifteen dogs if I could.
In September of 2012, Leia was in a horrific accident and lost one of her legs. It was one of the worst experiences of our lives, but it has been amazing to see her adapt. She now gets around great on three legs! Click here to read more about Tripawd Life.
>> After I get my master’s, my ultimate goals are counseling and writing. I’d also love to get my Ph.D. so I can teach at the university level. We’ll see.
>> For now, I’m a graduate student and assistant at UL, and also do some freelance writing and social media marketing. I do a lot of juggling.
>> We do not have children. Every time you ask us when we are going to have children, an angel actually loses its wings and we push our baby-making date back by about 6 months. At this rate, we should be trying for a baby sometime in 2040.
>> My undergraduate degree is in English and Creative Writing. In college, I wanted to be the next Carrie Bradshaw, except with slightly less scandalous writing topics.
>> I’m a Christian and wholeheartedly believe Jesus wasn’t concerned with the majority of things about which people of faith spend their time arguing and analyzing, but that it all boils down to this: Love God, and love others. It’s not complicated.
>> Sometimes the Texan in me takes over and my accent gets really strong. If it gets to that point, I’ll probably start staying things like “bless her heart” and “that’s not enough to cuss a cat!” Consider this fair warning.
Coffee in the morning, tea anytime, thrifting, cooking, reading, making lists, getting lost in a TV show marathon, champagne, long conversations, and vintage items (especially home goods). My love language is quality time. And brunch.