I was born and raised in rural North Carolina. My parents were mill workers. My mother showed me creativity and my father taught me how to shoot a gun. Both bestowed the belief that I would be able to be or do anything I wanted in life (with hard work, or course). I love sports (to play, not to watch) and fitness. My obsession is crafts and anything DIY (especially refurbishing). I am a Professional Consultant for a distinguished cosmetic company, and love tinkering with my own hand-crafted cosmetics. After earning my bachelors in English, I have taught ninth grade English for eight years and yearbook for four years. Teaching has taught me many things: organization, patience, tolerance, and I need an outlet for my writing to hold my seams together. Welcome to my blog :).