On my birthday, I’m going on a trip down Memory Lane. I thought I’d compile photos and places where I’ve lived. Warning: It will probably be boring to you, but I’ve enjoyed doing it. It’s kind of my way of scrapbooking, I guess. You can click on the pictures to get the captions.
First, I was born…..
Town: Watson LA
Years Lived There: (1961-1979)
Key Events: Childhood, Live Oak Elementary and High School
And, then, I went to college……
Town: Hammond LA
Years Lived There: (1979 – 1984)
Key Events: Attended Southeastern Louisiana University – Degree, Bachelors of Arts in English Education, Worked at the Lions Roar Newspaper as Sports Editor, Worked in the Sports Information Department, Drank at the Brown Door
And, then I got my first real job…..no pics from this time…
Town: Harlingen TX
Years Lived There: Summer 1984
Key Events: News Reporter at the Valley Morning Star Newspaper
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And then I got married…..
Town: Monroeville PA
Years Lived There: 1984 – 1985
Key Events: Married John
And, then John got a new job at the Florida Times-Union…..
Town: Jacksonville FL
Years Lived There: 1985 – 1987
Key Events: Claims Adjuster at Allstate Insurance
And, then John got a new job at the Knoxville News – Sentinel…
Town: Knoxville TN
Years Lived There: (1987 – 1998)
Key Events: Birdkeeper at the Knoxville Zoo, Divorced John, Started working for Whirlpool Corporation
And, then I got a job in Seattle…..
Town: Kirkland WA
Years Lived There: 1998 – 2000
Key Events: Sales Trainer for Whirlpool Corporation, Met Steve and got engaged
And, then I got a job at Whirlpool’s Corporate Headquarters in Benton Harbor MI…..
Town: St. Joseph MI
Years Lived There: 2000-2003
Key Events: Project Manager for Whirlpool Corporation, Met Rick and got married for the second time, started practicing yoga
And, then Rick wanted to move closer to his kids in Chesterton IN….
Town: Chesterton IN
Years Lived There: 2003 – 2006
Key Events: Went to graduate school at Purdue Calumet, a campus of Purdue University – Degree, Masters of Science in Education, Instructional Technology
And, then we both wanted out of the cold weather…..
Town: Memphis TN
Years Lived There: 2006 – 2013
Key Events: Instructional Designer for ServiceMaster Clean, Accredo Health Group and FedEx Services, Divorced the second time
And then I decided on a lark to move home…..
Years Lived There: 2013 – Current
Key Events: Instructional Designer for Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Learned to BackPack and am still trying to love the swamp!
I’ve covered pretty much every area of the country except for the Southwest…hmmmm…..NEXT… :). I’ve owned 7 homes, 2 dogs, 5 cats and had 2 step children and two husbands. I’ve worked for a zoo, several major corporations, a yoga studio and a university. I have two degrees. I have so many friends that I can’t count them. Life has been good…and eventful. Enjoy the ride….
NOTE: When I tried to add Baton Rouge to my Google Map, I got the error message that I had reach the maximum number of stops. I guess I’m going to have to stop moving or start over with a clean slate!