I’m not sure if I’ve ever done a proper introductory post on this blog, so this is long overdue. The short bio I have under my picture and on my ‘About Me’ page don’t begin to cover it.
I’m a twenty-something (for two more years at least) Southern lady, who was born and raised right here in Houston, TX. I spent two years in East Texas during my undergrad career before moving back to Houston my junior year. I studied Criminal Justice and music, and while they both hold special places in my heart my passion in life is now commercial real estate. I was extremely blessed to start my career on the account that I’m on. I’ve been there since 2012 and have had a few promotions and departmental changes, and have to gain quite a bit of knowledge about the industry. I’m not going to go into all of that here, I wrote about a post about it here.
I’m the oldest of 4 siblings, but my family is a blended one. My parents separated when I was really young and my youngest 2 siblings are from my dad’s second marriage. He later remarried again and we were all blessed with my wonderful step-mom. Don’t worry, she’s not paying me to say this. My mom passed away unexpectedly when I was a freshman in high school and it felt like my life as I knew it was ripped up from right under me. My middle sister and I moved in with my dad and step-mom and I can honestly say that she was the one who kept it all together that first year. She’s been the glue that kept things together over the years too. I always say that my mom laid the foundation for me and my step-mom came in and finished what she started. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it hadn’t been for my step-mom.
I might have been the oldest on my dad’s side as far as grandkids go, but I’m closer to the middle on my mom’s side. My mom and her siblings did something smart, raising us as more siblings than cousins and I’m grateful for that bond now. Many weekends and summers were spent at my Aunt Mary’s house and it allowed for my cousins and I to become thick as thieves. To this day we still hang out more as siblings and friends; I see some at least once a week!
I’m a proud aunt to five nuggets, 3 boys and 2 girls ranging from 6 years old and at times it seems like they can do no wrong. This also means that I’m in no rush to have kids anytime soon. My parents are all set in the grandkids department for a while, and when I adopt my kiddos all of the grandkids will be around the same age. I plan on adopting older kids, between 8-12, but I plan on talking about that more in a later blog post.
I’m the type of lady who can enjoy a beer just as much as a whiskey and coke. I’m perfectly fine at a brewery as I am in a swanky bar. I have friends who love me for me and it goes both ways. I don’t try to keep my circle small, it honestly feels like I’ve never met a stranger if you get what I mean, but my core group of friends have been in my life for well over a decade! I love seeing the growth and accomplishments in their lives as much as they do and I consider them my framily.
I’m an avid reader and music lover. Before I started using Spotify I had over 15k songs on my iPod and I’m sure I have close to that on my numerous playlists. I feel like I inherited my love of music from my parents. My mom was an awesome vocalist and my dad was a band nerd like me. It’s like I had no choice, but I honestly don’t mind.
This blog started as kind of a online diary for me, serving as a place where I could document all the goings on of my life as I was in grad school (more on that later) and life as a single woman in the South and it’s turned into so much more than that. I’ve met some great people through blogging and I’ve been given some opportunities to do things I never would’ve done before venturing into the world of blogging. I’m so grateful for those of you who have stuck with me so far, and I hope you continue to stick around!