I blogged as a hobby growing up but on media platforms that no longer exist so I actually lost years of writing. I really missed writing, so here I am again! This blog mostly will document a little bit of work, a little bit of self growth, and a little bit of social commentary.
And some backstory!
I’m 30 years young, born and raised in NYC but relocated to the southern countryside of Tennessee when I was 22. Some may say “Wow, that sounds like a major culture shock”, and it was, but I did it to get away from the city to eventually have a mini-horse farm and be able to have a car (a ’68 Firebird to be exact) that wouldn’t get dinged up by people trying to box park me in. While I love visiting cities and NYC will always be a huge part of me, I do not regret my move.
I’m a self-employed graphic designer and work from home. I mostly do web design, email media marketing, app interface design, and random print work. I love what I do, but if I could play outside all day, I would. I work with the same companies routinely and while working alone from home can get very quiet, I actually speak with my co-workers regularly and they’re all wonderful people.
My little canine companion is a wonderful Jack Russell mix named Wesley that my sister adopted while she was living in Ithaca, New York and gave him (against her will, I begged after I fell in love with him) to me when she had to move for a new job that had too many long hours at the time for Wesley to be happy. She still refers to herself as Mommy #1, me being Mommy #2. Now that she has more normal hours, she adopted another sweet boy named Emmett. Wesley and Emmett have play dates whenever she comes to visit and they get along wonderfully. I love how there’s no room for resentment in the heart of a dog.
My heart and soul is a 14.2hh Arabian gelding, Bear. He was given to me by his breeder on November 25th, 2015, and honestly is the best gift anyone could have ever given me and I’m forever grateful to her. He’s a challenge (he’s too smart for his own good, or rather, my own good!) but he’s so sweet he never fails to make me happy.
If you can call a 3,200lb hunk of steel a pet, I’ll include Lester, my ’68 Pontiac Firebird project. Most of the bodywork is complete, and the new motor (LS1 swapped) is sitting in it. Still has a ways to go, but it’s definitely a passion project.