I have always found that any questions "about me" are difficult to answer, not because I don't know anything about me, but it is hard to figure out a phrase or two that captures who I am. For this "about me" section I'll share a few things in my like that really make me who I am.
First and foremost, I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or in other words, I'm a Mormon. This is one of the most resounding facts about me. Like everyone else, I have had struggles that have molded me into who and what I am today. Like many there were tears and pains, frustration and anger, but after all that faded away and I felt like there was nothing left, there was always something, and that was my faith in the Lord and His presence in my life. Being LDS has opened my eyes to some amazing things and truly has helped me become me.
Second, I'll share with you a small timeline leading to where I am today.
I was born October 5th, 1990 in Lubbock, Texas. We moved to Washington state before I was one and there my father established his own medical practice. We lived in a town called Aberdeen....some of you might be interested to know that the band Nirvana was created there. We lived in Aberdeen for a few years and then moved a hop, skip, and a jump away to a town called Montesano. We lived on 7 acres and to me and my three other siblings it was HEAVEN! We had barns, berry patches, tire swings, tree forts, bunnies, cats, a trampoline, man anything you can name, we had! It was a child's dream!
When I was about ten, my parents separated and we moved into the small town. My parent's separation was difficult for me, but looking back I know there was a plan in it and the Lord knew it was something that I could handle and learn from.
Skipping forward a few years, I graduated high school in a class of 109....pretty small I know. I guess I forgot to mention that Monte was a town were everyone knew you and you knew everyone....a blessing and a curse. It was such a great place to grow up and at times I miss the unity of a small town, but most times I don't miss the drama of the "sloppy seconds" dating mantra or the cliche underage partying scene. Schmeh...anywho...
In January 2010 I started college at Brigham Young University- Idaho. BYU-I is a small private school made up of mostly LDS members. There is lots of stuff to do and tons of people to meet. At the time I thought it was just a freezing wasteland in the middle of Idaho, but looking back I really do have fond memories.
By July 2010 I met my future husband, Jordan Lott. Our first date was July 1st, he asked me to marry him on September 25th (his birthday), and we were married January 15, 2011. Many would say we moved too fast, but I wouldn't. Although Jordan and I are different in so many ways we just work together. Don't ask me how we work, we just do..most days!
After we got married we lived in Idaho for about a year while we finished our Associate degrees. We decided we both needed a break from school so we packed up and moved to Texas. We lived with his parents for about 6 months and then got a place of our own.
As for the future, we are going to purchase a home and start a family. We don't have a timeline for anything specific, but like with many other things we will know when the time is right when we know. Nothing is until it is!
Last but certainly not least, I have lots of hobbies and interests, nothing unusual, but hobbies and interests none the less.
I absolutely love music! I played the clarinet and piano for quite a few years and if I could I'd take piano lessons again....hopefully soon! Besides playing music, I love singing, but again...just a hobby. In addition to music, I love making things, some would call it crafting, but not everything is crafting. Cooking for example. I'm trying my hand at sewing, it is only going so-so. I'm always up for a good recipe! I love love reading, a re-discovered hobby as of late, so if you have any suggestions let me know!
I'm trying to be better at living in each moment, enjoying each experience. I'm grateful for my life, my home, my husband, and my faith. I hope you do too, and if you don't I hope you will some day realize how precious your experiences are and that this life is but a moment in the whole scheme of things.