Jersey girl, born & raised. While I love my family and friends to death, I was desperate to live somewhere which wasn’t faced with snowy winters. I decided to embark on my college journey in a much more tropical climate: South Florida.
I spent seven years in a fun little beach town, where I learned more life lessons than I can count on two hands. From finances to relationships to careers, Florida shaped me into a very different person from the one I left the Jersey Shore as. Speaking of relationships, after five years in one I decided it was solid enough to follow him across the country and I landed in Austin in fall 2009.
And while we’re talking about life lessons, this relationship was one which would shape how I view dating for the rest of my life. We spent another five years together in Texas but ultimately decided our plans for the future were very different and parted ways in 2015.
So These Are My Thirties
It would be a blatant lie to say these past few years have been easy, but I’m thankful to have several outlets to help take my mind off of things. Whether it’s running, cooking, or traveling – there’s always something to focus my energy on.
My ride or dies: the beach, sarcasm, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, cream cheese frosting, Christmas, Red Sox & Patriots, iced coffee, Eric Church, running, cheese, Weezer, al fresco dining, Friends, Tito’s vodka, LaCroix, mimosas, and margherita pizza.
I could do without: olives, the Yankees, the Jets, the Giants, gold jewelry, Southern Comfort, hot dogs, summer running, oatmeal raisin cookies, Crocs, and Avatar.