So there’s me…

Where do I start? They say when you don’t know where to start, the beginning might be a good place. So let’s go there.

I was born in Brick, New Jersey, a little town a couple miles from the Jersey Shore. When I was 11, my parents decided to call it quits and my Mom got a wild hair to move to Norway. She has been traveling there all her life since my maternal grandfather is 100% Norwegian. Not that she knew Norwegian… but off we went to the Land of the Midnight Sun. If you are interested in this story, read the book HERE. I didn’t leave until I was 21 years old to attend college in West Virginia.

After finishing an Associates Degree in English Literature, I decided college life in the U.S. was the life for me. I ended up enrolling in Marshall University to study Marketing and Economics. I didn’t know what tailgating was, had never heard of the terms “sucker” or “sweeper”, and had never in my life taken a test that was multiple choice. (And for the record, what the hell is a toboggan, anyway?) An American girl in a foreign land….the USA.

I met my husband the very first day of class, and when I committed to him, I committed to life in WV. I cried the day he unscrewed my NJ license plate from my car to replace it with a shiny new one from the Mountain State. But I have made this my home. I have worked as a marketer in the fitness and recreation industry for over 7 years and have expertise in promoting activities that lead to happiness and wellness. I look forward to bringing some of that right to you guys.

I love to cook, work out, read books, drink beer and travel. I’m a super busy mother of two, so I am always looking for ways to get things done quickly and efficiently. I strive to work smart every single day. According to most of my family members I love telling people how to do things better, faster and smarter…so this blog was created for that purpose.

I’d venture to say there aren’t many people on this planet who are a weird hybrid of New Jersey, Norway, and West Virginia. This blog is something I have wanted to start for, oh… 5 years or so? I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

Me at Burial Beer Co. in Asheville, NC.

A favorite quote of mine:

“I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.”

-Emily Bronte, “Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning”