I promise I’m not going to go on a long rant about my life because me getting here has really been the past 8+ years and ain’t nobody got time for that. (And by here I mean sitting on this bar stool talking to my computer hoping to make this a thing that I do from now on).
When I met my husband Leighton I was barely over 14 years old. Of course like any young teenager I said I wanted to marry him and be together forever, but I had no idea this is what it would be like. Even more so I really didn’t imagine having a baby with him at 17 years old! But it happened and I wouldn’t go back and change anything good or bad. I did finish high school and I did go on to college to graduate with my associates degree. Thankfully we had an amazing support system that made all of that possible. I wanted to keep going forward with my first career choice of radiology, but with Leighton being out of state all the time working, it became to much of a strain so I decided to drop my classes and move to Maryland with him so our family could be together again.
We lived there for about a year and I didn’t really give much thought to what I was going to do when we got back home. We started going to Barnes and Nobel A LOT so I really developed a love for reading at that point. I even started journaling all the time and began writing my first book (It’s still in a word document on this computer actually). I keep coming back to it and I know exactly where I want it to go, buuut getting it there has been an issue for me. Most likely due to my chronic procrastination. But one day I’m sure I’ll finish it.
Once we moved back to Texas SURPRISE I got pregnant yet again. Our families call me Fertile Myrtle (not sure if that’s spelled right, but ya get it). I started working as a Scribe at the hospital which was arguably the best job I ever had. Bonus, I got to work in the E.R. so there was always something going on with the exception of the night shift. It was great and I miss the job and the people I worked with all the time.
I ended up giving birth the weekend before Addison started kindergarten! With all that was new in our lives and Leighton working 2 hours away driving and forth most days our lives became pretty demanding. We made the decision that I wouldn’t go back to the hospital and take on the role of being a full-time stay at home mom. While I’m incredibly thankful that Leighton is so great at everything he does and is able to support us I still felt like I needed to do something more.
We ended up buying our first home almost a year later which was an amazing accomplishment for us! Once we got settled in I started looking into going back to school for psychology as a marriage and family counselor. Unfortunately it wasn’t in the cards for me at the time so I put it on the back burner. I still really loved the idea of being able to help people, but I just wasn’t ready to commit to that much time away from my family.
A few months went by and one night Leighton and I started talking about an idea for another book. Once again I know where I want it to go I’m just having a hard time getting it there. I love to learn more about writing all the time, but I was just so frustrated that I couldn’t find the right words to get it all finished. I started writing short stories and journaling more to try and get the creative juices flowing, and thankfully I did because it was one of the main stepping-stones that got me here.
With my passion to help people plus my love for writing I found blogging! I love it and I’m wanting to write everyday! I love seeing that people have read it! I’m so happy that I found not only something that I love doing, but also something that I look forward to doing every day. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!
What about y’all? What lead you to do what you’re currently doing or is there something else that you’re interested in that you want to do in the future? I would love to hear about it!