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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog Everyday in May 05012013

I'm starting a new challenge, which is a personal blogging challenge to blog every day in May.  Yes, I already blog most days...gluten free blog - but this is a personal blogging challenge.  I hope you enjoy it.  I'm starting a little late, but I'm going to catch up quickly.  These posts are going to go up daily before my regular post - so you'll get double posts!! (bonus!!)

Prompt- your life story:
I can tell you a small piece of my story for I’m fairly certain it will never be finished.  It’s strange to think about people who write their memoirs while still living and the feeling they must have when it’s published...that finality of their story - is that it?  

I have had so far the most incredible life, as far as I can tell based on my own sense of reality.  I hit the jackpot in the parent department - they are both honestly awesome in their own different ways.  I grew up feeling absolutely loved, being told I was unique, talented, encouraged to try new things, and told I could do anything - which led to an assortment of random hobbies.  I had a very typical midwest childhood - lived in a small rural farming community, went to church on Sundays, spent many hours with my grandparents, took piano lessons, rode my bike around the neighborhood until the streetlights came on, and had the same kids in my class from kindergarten through my senior year of high school.  

My parents instilled in me a sense of community and service to my community at a very young age and I always understood that giving back was important.  This helped shaped who I am and who I came to be.  As I grew up and left for college (I didn’t go very far) I became more involved in volunteer work and in service organizations.  Once I graduated, which was a personal struggle for me and I think a great accomplishment / relief for my mother - I moved to Omaha and began my career.  I maintained my sense of community activism which share with my father and it’s truly part of my identity now and the life I have built in Omaha.  

So in a nutshell, I have incredible parents, a group of wonderfully supportive friends who I love dearly, I’m a community activist urban hipster, raging gluten free foodie, blogger, avid reader, art-lover, and whiskey drinker.  My story will never be finished.

J ♥