Why I write this blog:

I want to share my life with the world through more than 140 characters, over-filtered selfies, and 10-second videos (though I do those too 😁).  This blog is a place for me to share my experiences, be held accountable for my goals, and give insight no one else can provide. I don’t live an exceptional life but it’s a life no one else has lived.

Here’s a little about me:

Cooling down
Cooling off after 3.08 miles

I grew up in New Mexico (rural and urban) with a rebellious streak that got me in trouble more than once. On September 11, 2001 I had my first thought of joining the Army, but I suppressed it until I turned 18 (a few months later). In 2002 I joined the U.S. Army Infantry. This was a decision that changed my life in more ways than I can count. It offered me discipline and routine, adventure and excitement, heartache and pain, direction and focus, patriotism and pride. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want from what we love so much and I separated in late 2008.

Once I was out of the Army I spent time as a security contractor along the U.S. and Mexico border as well as in Kosovo (eastern Europe, a little northeast of Greece). During this time of my life my heart was broken and I found myself enjoying life for the first time in a long time. I traveled, smiled, and drank (responsibly) for a year and a half without too many cares.

As happens with most restless souls, I found myself settling down in my late 20s. I chose to return to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where my future husband lived, to start anew one last time. Shortly after returning to the Southwest, I found a job with a local startup and hit the ground running. Soon I was running a department and a couple of years later found another startup to flex my newly discovered skills with. I’ve been working in tech for the past 6 years and have developed quite the knowledge of startup living and success (despite not being in Silicon Valley).

A little about 2018:

In 2018, my husband (commonly referred to as “The Husband”) and I have set ambitious goals for ourselves as individuals and as a couple. Many of these goals require sacrificing our bad habits for new, better habits. They are a lot like “resolutions” but less cliche and more permanent! I’ll be sharing my trials and tribulations as I traverse these goals and, I say with confidence, share in the victory of their completion!

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