Well, hello there!
I’ve been writing for several years (see my Dec 2009 – Jan 2015 blog here), but wanted to start fresh, since things have changed quite a lot in the last 5+ years. It’s been a bumpy road, but it’s gotten me to where I am today, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Compared to where I was in 2009, I’m much happier, stronger, more confident, insightful, and inspired than I ever was back then. Sometimes major change, while scary, can be an incredibly liberating thing.
Now, I live in spectacular Boulder, Colorado. By day, I’m a Ph.D. student, but in my free time (because I get loads of that as a Ph.D. student – ha!), I’m an explorer. 2015 is a big year for me. Not too long ago, I had a moment of insanity, and signed up for my first 50 mile and 100 mile races. I’ve been doing Ironman triathlons for three years now (2015 will be my 4th), but this is a whole other beast. I’m super excited, and also terrified, to take this journey. It will certainly be one to remember! Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful friends, and a fabulous support network, so at least I won’t be alone!