Who I am

My husband and I met in high school and while I was in my Junior year of college I got pregnant.  We got married at 20 years old and had our son, Damian Levi, 4 months later.  We weren't ready for marriage yet, though, we were young and immature.  I had this crazy idea of marriage that was roses and butterflies and happily ever after, and he had a love of video games.  Needless to say, we only stayed together 2 years and then separated.  I became a single mother of a 2 year old, I moved from a small farming community in eastern Washington to the big city of Lynnwood, WA in western WA (just north of Seattle).

Fast forward 6 years and my husband and I realized that we still loved each other.  We had both grown up a lot, I realized that marriages aren't happily ever after, they are A LOT of hard work and he realized that family and wife comes before video games and computer (although, he still gets plenty of game time).  By this time he was living in Bellingham, WA (which is just south of the Canadian border), so we decided to find a home in the middle.  We moved to the beautiful Skagit Valley (about an hour ~without traffic~ north of Seattle) and bought a home. 

In 2010 I decided I wanted a girl.  But we were blessed with another boy, Maddox Otis John, in June of 2011.  So now we have a 17 (almost 18) year old active in sports, and school and a 4 year old (almost 5).  

Needless to say, life happens and over the years I put on about 55 extra lbs.  In Feb. 2012 I decided to become healthier.  So I'm going back to my love of running that I developed in grade school and am trying to live a much healthier life.  I don't delude myself that I will ever be as small as I was in high school, but I hope to be smaller than I am now. 

I work at a non-profit agency as a case manager helping mentally ill adults that have committed crimes.  I enjoy my work . . . for now.  One day I hope to go back to working with kids, but in this crazy economy I'm just happy to have a job.

This blog is my little space in the vast world of technology about running and my crazy life.

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