About Me

I'm Jennifer, but I like it when people call me Jen. I'm 30. I married Matthew- my best friend, the legitimate love of my life- on May 9, 2015, and we made two crazy moves, from Alabama to Illinois, then unexpectedly from Illinois to Missouri, in the months just after the wedding. In November 2016, we made another big move back home to Alabama. We bought our first home here in August 2017, and we're slowly renovating and creating our very own little hobby farm and homestead. We're having a wonderful time living a simple, frugal life together, and we just welcomed our first child, a daughter, in September 2018.

Matt and I are also the parents of a very sweet rescued pup- a Jack Russell mix named Annie. Annie loves to cuddle, lounge in the sun, seduce people into sharing food with her, and other lazy pup activities.

I'm a licensed practical nurse, but my primary passion is writing. I've been writing fictional stories since I was about eight years old, and I hope to one day get myself together enough to write a novel. In 2015, while working as a school nurse to pay the bills, I went back to school and, at long last, finished my B.A. in English. I graduated summa cum laude despite working full-time (with overtime) and planning a wedding simultaneously! I'm a remote SEO content writer now, and I'm happy to pick up freelance writing and editing work as it comes. 

My other big love is health and wellness. I used to weigh 240 pounds. I've completely changed my life over the last few years, and I've become very passionate about real health, nutrition, and exercise. Despite my progress, I'm forever fighting the battle to overcome my old fatty ways. I've longed to be a runner since I was an obese kid watching people run on the beach as I played in the sand; I started running in 2012, and my ultimate goal is to complete a half-marathon. You can expect to read a lot about my health journey here.

In other news, I'm rather fond of making lists, charts, and Excel spreadsheets. I'm a Ravenclaw. And a Whovian. And an Anglophile, I suppose. I also love Coldplay, hot drinks, fancy ink pens, mornings, and Mexican food.