To put it simply: I am a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend, a teacher, and most importantly a follower of Christ. But there’s so much more to me than that. I love ribs and cheeseburgers and hot wings that aren’t really hot. I was very much in love and happily married to a man who, after 14 years, unexpectedly decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. I am now a divorcee and a single mom. I have really bad days and I get a frozen coke or a Starbucks to keep from screaming. I have really good days and I get a frozen coke or Starbucks to celebrate. I was a stay-at-home mom, but have recently begun teaching again. I treat my cat like a prince. I love Tiffany & Co., and squirrel away money when I can to splurge on something beautiful. I believe in giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. I don’t like feeling pressured into doing things. I am happy with my weight, despite the mushy muffin-top that came from having 2 daughters. I have too many hobbies. I like to iron. I pray. I call my girls Sugarbear and Julieboo. I used to live in Florida and now I live in Colorado, and I am in love with both states. I try to see the best in everyone. I used to get bit by the jealousy bug more often than I liked, and I’ve spent the past few years learning to be content and see the blessings all around me. I run, and am addicted to running events, although it’s not as easy to run as much as I used to. I have a tattoo of a jellyfish. I wish I still had an English Bulldog. I believe that my strength comes from God. I am healthy, but not fit. I set unrealistic expectations for myself. I try. I fail. I get back up. Glory is my all-time favorite movie. I’m working on forgiveness. I often wish I could see the me that others tell me they see. My brother is one of my favorite people in the world. I want my ashes spread in Mammoth Cave, even though I know it’s illegal. I people-watch. I’m long-winded. I want to be loved. I am loved. I am beyond blessed, am very satisfied with the life I am living, and I couldn’t ask for more.