Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 15, 1984. I'm a textbook middle child, and I love having one sister and one brother.
In first grade, I started my first of what would end up being twelve years of wearing school uniforms and sixteen years of Catholic education. I attended an all-girls high school, where I was mostly an introverted, rule-following, homebody teenager. At eighteen I moved away from home to attend Gonzaga University. Here I had the best college experience I could imagine and made life long memories and friends. I studied abroad in (and fell in love with) Granada, Spain during my Junior year and got my first taste of traveling and living abroad.
Post-college, I taught for two years in South Central Los Angeles with Teach for America. During this time I learned more about myself, my beliefs, my passion for teaching, and what I was capable of, than at any other time in my life- I also earned my Masters in Special Education. During this time, I also met my then roommate's brother and fell in love. We dated long distance for too long and before I knew it, he swept me from the beautiful California beaches to Houston, Texas.
|My babies in Los Angeles (left) - My babies in Houston (right)|
|My family on our wedding day.|
Day one- check! 252 words, but close enough- right?