hello. i thought i should probably give a little background for those of you who stumbled upon this page wondering 'who is this girl?' i like most women play many roles in life; mother, daughter, sister, fiance, teacher, baker, cleaner, driver, creator, lover. these pieces of me make up who i am.. for the most part i welcome the challenge of playing these many roles, but sometimes i feel pulled in one too many directions. it is times like these that i refocus and take a look inward.
so how did 'this girl' get to where she is? let's take a look at a few of my "lifemarks" or moments that mark a change in my life:
May 1997 - Graduated from Rushville High School, Rushville, Neb.
Dec 1998 - Parents got a divorce during my first year of college
May 2001 - Graduated from Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.
Feb 9, 2004 - First day of being clean and sober
Nov. 29, 2005 - Became a mother to the one and only beautiful Chloe May
Apr 2006 - Completed 90 meetings in 90 days
May 2008 - Received my Master's Degree from MSU, Mankato
Oct 2010 - Got engaged to Brandon Pettigrew
June 2011 - Get married and become a FAMILY!!
as life unfolds it is difficult to predict where you will end up. just when i had come to terms with the idea that i would raise my daughter on my own, my life took a turn toward something very different. though i never planned on falling in love and getting married, that is exactly where i find myself today.
hence, the blog. this blog is a chance for me to take you on a journey. my journey toward a special day but really it is about finding more of who i am before i give another part of myself away.
so whoever you may be, i welcome you on this crazy ride.