I'm Jennifer. How I got to here, to this refurbished table in my small San Diego apartment, with a mug of coffee next to my 10 year old desktop computer, creating my professional/personal online portfolio/CV is a story of intrigue, travel, and many impulsive decisions.
I was born in Fresno, CA, but spent my early years in southern California, survived my teen years in wintry Wisconsin, saluted my way through four years of the U.S. Air Force in Germany, landed in Virginia where I married, birthed two amazing daughters, returned to southern California to see my daughters off to college and then completed that 43-year journey with the friendliest divorce in all of human history when my husband came out of the closet. I know, right?
No sadness here. I have traveled well over the years: Europe, Russia, Mexico, and the U.S.. I have met many wonderful people and even loved a few. Destinations in Europe were often chosen at the train station looking at the schedule for the next available train to anywhere new. These days, road trips on highways 1 and 101 to San Francisco, barely planned, give me that same untethered feeling.
Because I started my family early, I didn't finish my degree until later, but I was proud of myself nonetheless. I worked a job, had two little girls, and went to school. Every minute of every day was efficiently spent. I continue my quest for accomplishment nowadays by eating healthy, exercising, and NOT overbooking my schedule. Ahhh... glorious, beautiful time!
So maybe a small midlife crisis happened back in 2015. I sold all my stuff and drove from San Diego to northern Virginia to take care of a piece of property and see what life was like there. It was a spectacular adventure... Alexandria & Arlington, Washington, D.C. and NYC! Very cosmopolitan. From Cali to Wisconsin to Germany, to Virginia, back to Cali... I am now from everywhere. Everywhere is home.
With Warmth and Sincerity,