Photo taken 11/30/12
I'm a Florida native and have spent the last few years living in NC and just moved back to Florida again. I'm so glad to be back in the Sunshine State! I have the sweetest little dog in the world. His name is Little Foot, he's a Border Collie mix. I adopted him from a shelter almost 4 yrs ago in Atlanta, GA. He was an abandoned dog and had a lot of fear issues. After many months of working with him and putting him in training classes, he has come a long way. He is a very happy and healthy dog today.
An Island off Thailand with friends.
On a beach in Pattaya, Thailand.
One of the highlights of my life was living in Thailand for 2 years. I was there teaching English, learning Thai and doing outreach work. I automatically connected with the Thai people, culture and lifestyle there. I have never met so many warm friendly people. Thailand is called the Land of Smiles. All you have to do is smile at someone and they will befriend you! I couldn't believe how much I had in common with them, it was very hard for me to leave this place. Thailand has a HUGE place in my heart and I will go back again one day. I think sometimes my friends that know me probably get tired of hearing me talk about Thailand all the time :) I can't help it, it's part of me.
Mom, Dad and Me
As for the creativity aspect of my decorating, photography, writing, my moms side of the family is very artistic. My mother can draw, paint, sew... she is amazing! My grandfather was very artistic, too. He could also paint beautifully and use to be a sign painter. He painted everything by hand, no fancy technology like they use today.
My dad was quite creative as well, he built on a whole room to the house I grew up in by himself. I grew up watching him make cabinets and furniture, refinish antiques, building things from nothing. As a teenager, I would refinish little dressers and fancy them up, just from watching my dad. We never took any classes or read the first book about it.
So I guess I credit it to genes :)
I've moved once a year since I was about 19 years old, I love to travel and experience new places and people. I have never stayed in one place long enough to put down any roots, and here I am again moving. My goal is to try to stay in the current house I just bought in Merritt Island for 5 years..
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