My husband and I met in chemistry class; I was 15, he 16. We were smitten, but didn’t begin dating for another four years. I am thankful for good friends who convinced Jordan to finally ask me out 🙂 Two and a half years later we said “I do” at the naive ages of 21 and 22. Many worry that getting married before knowing oneself would be inherently more challenging, but I disagree, I’ve loved growing up together.
I have a B.A in Psychology but have never used it professionally. Nevertheless, I use it often in one of my favorite pastimes: psychoanalyzing humanity 😉 I am a professional latte designer, full-time adventurer, part-time dessert baker and assistant for my husband’s design company. I strive to live more graciously than yesterday and to grow in my faith each day. For me, it’s important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.
When I began reading blogs a few years ago, I was inspired by how the online community was documenting daily life so beautifully! I wanted to save more moments. Jordan and I have been together since 2005 and the big events are still clear in my mind, but some of the small details are drifting: like the summer right after college graduation when I spent afternoons baking homemade pretzels and canning cherry jam, the meals we newly-weds ate on cardboard boxes in our first apartment, or my first visit to New Mexico to meet Jordan’s relatives. I wish these were photographed; I don’t want to forget this journey.
In the beginning of 2013, I came up with a name, Jordan began designing this beautiful space and teaching me simple photoshop skills, a few words were written for my first post and A Short Blonde was born. I hope to continue to document our life for as long as it feels right.
Thank you for reading!