About Me


I'm just a 23-year-old Kansas girl who has recently joined the ranks as one of the countless American job-seekers in education. Currently, I make money doing anything people will pay me to do in my free time. (I know what you're thinking, sicko. I was referring to baby-sitting, substituting, teaching piano, tutoring, pet-sitting...) In my non-free time, I work as a Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant. Someday, however, I hope to make a career out of teaching the 3 R's; or, as one of my past students is convinced, brainwashing innocent children into being productive members of society.

I'm a graduate of Truman State University, a small(ish) university located in Kirksville, Missouri. Nicknamed the "Harvard of the Midwest," Truman has been named the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the 14th year in a row. And it is a great school. But, let's just say I really doubt anyone would rank Kirksville, Missouri as the No. 1 anything. I spent most of my four years longing to be at home in Kansas City. I was productive in the mean time, though, earning a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Elementary Education.

And now, that's where I am. At home, living with my parents (until April 25th), anxiously awaiting the big day--June 11, 2011, that is, the day when I marry my Blockbuster Boy (click here for that story). As a matter of fact, that's what spurred the idea for this blog. No, don't worry, I'm not another one of those bridezillas who thinks you want to read about every detail of my self-absorbed wedding planning. This blog is simply my idea to record the trials, tribulations, sunshines, joys, and shadows of transforming from a young, single, college student to a still-young, married, adult.

So, please, take some time to look around. Let me know if you see/read/think of something you like. Feel free to leave a message with any questions/comments. I look forward to getting to know each other through a relationship in the blogosphere.

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah

I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine
'Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

~ "Hand in My Pocket" by Alannis Morrissette