Hello there world! I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to you. My name is Jennifer but you can call me Jen.
I am 28, getting ready to turn 29 and I am 100% single. I wanted to start a blog about the silly humor I found in being single. How my orange juice went bad because I couldn’t drink it in time. Or after a long work day, grabbing a bag of gummy warms to eat for dinner on the way home. Conversations with My Aunt Jennifer also helped to inspire the starting of this blog. It would amuse me how my Aunt, who has some years on me, would find these guys who didn’t ever seem to get the message it was time to grow up. Here I was in Alaska, my Aunt in Washington and she was having no luck in the world of dating either. The difference between my Aunt and myself is that she has more options in the dating pool.
I have been on dating sites. In this small of a town you see the same guys, on the same sites. Sometimes you even work with them! I have found there are times if I don’t laugh at a situation I will cry.
So why not write about it?
A bit more about me;
I was born and raised in Northern California. My parents tried to be good Christians. Key word being they tried. I always found church to be boring. I would live in my head and in my thoughts as the clock slowly made its way around.
When I was 18 I met my now ex-husband Wesley. I was married to him for almost a year before I finally allowed myself to see his abusive behavior. He never hit me, but the bruises that he left me with stay on my heart to this day. I had married my father.
My dad was not the best example of what a man should have been. However he was my only example. I thought I knew better. I did not.
However, my ex is probably the reason i now reside in Alaska.
His family lived in Alaska for 7 years before they moved to Texas. I heard stories of the Moose and harsh winters while we were together. It gave me a longing and desire to eventually either visit the last frontier or move here.
Three years ago this June I was given the chance to say goodbye to Oregon and follow a dream. Alaska has been a crazy ride. I wanted to turn right back around as soon as I got here. I am glad I did not. I would be missing out on such an amazing life that I have created for myself.
So here I am in a beautiful state that still takes my breath away. I am here until the next gust of wind takes me to where I am supposed to be next. For the time being I have a great paying job.
I work hard and I play harder.
(Just went to Hawaii in January. Bought my dream truck in July and I am currently working on buying a Condo.)
Join me as I learn to love myself, heal from a past of hurt and face this life head on.