I am a quietly self-assured, confident woman who tends toward the more relaxed side of life. I have always preferred the more intimate settings to the loud and crazy, so is it any wonder that I am a usually found with my nose in a book? But that doesn’t stop me from exploring and experiencing the world around me.
I am extremely comfortable in my skin and have no problem proclaiming myself as a nerd/geek. I consider myself to be well-rounded in all aspects of my life and this extends to my reading habits as well. I will read anything. I read the boxes when I’m making dinner and the shampoo bottle when I’m showering, never mind that I’ve read them all a thousand times before. I have even been known to have two or three books going at once.
In May 2011, I attended my third year at the Book Expo America, my second year at the Book Blogger Convention and my first ever BlogWorld convention. In the fall of 2011 I attended my second ArmadilloCon here in Austin.
To sum it up, I am an addict of the written word. Thankfully, I am not alone in this and so through this blog, I share my lifelong addiction with others.
While books and reading are a large part of my life, I am open to exploring all that life has to offer and will not hesitate to try something new. I can find my way around the kitchen and make some pretty delicious meals. I can fix your computer or set up your network in addition to wiring your house with CAT5 connections or even install a ceiling fan and light. I’ll even put it on a remote. I can install your flooring or paint your rooms, but don’t ask me to sew anything more than a button. Sewing is not my strong suit.
I’ve lived in various parts of Connecticut, California, and Vermont, as well as New York City, and now I’ve settled in Austin for the time being. I’ve traveled around the continental United States and whether it’s the city streets or the wooded trails, I can find my way around with comfort and ease. I love to be outside hiking a trail or on the water canoeing or sailing, and I can’t wait to find my favorite places here in Austin. I’ve done alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, skijoring, and want to try my hand at snowboarding. I’ve piloted a plane over the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and that is just a small part of the ever growing list of things that I want to try my hand at.
I’ve worked in many industries, from Real Estate to Insurance to Investments to Technology as an Executive Assistant and am thankful for the new skills I pick up with each position. One of my favorite positions was working as a dog trainer and the experiences that came with that. While my career path has been here and there and everywhere, I have decided it is time to settle down and pursue my goal of obtaining a degree in Technical Writing. I am currently pursuing this at the local Community College.
For those that are interested, here is my current resume.
Feel free to check out each section of my blog focusing on my book-related activities, exploring with my pups, life in general, and other noteworthy pieces of information I think need to be shared.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your stay.