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I'm a transplanted Texas girl living in Oklahoma.  I came to college here, married a man from here, and we put down our roots. 

Just like a lot of you I'm busy.  I find myself negotiating my calendar to fit it all in.  My deepest longing is to follow Christ closely and for you to see Him when you look at me.
His Word is my guide and His voice is my compass.  I'm far from perfect, but every day is a practice of listening and following.  Hopefully I'm getting better at it as I go. 
In 1 year I'll celebrate a big birthday (I'll leave the specifics to your imagination) and I'm more determined now than ever to make every day count. 
I don't want a minute to be wasted.  What I do, how I act, what I say matters.  
It.  All.  Matters.

My family:  This June marked 25 years of marriage.  Some of the years have been hard, but our marriage has always been pretty great. 
We have a son who has an amazing wife and we have a daughter who is a senior in college. 
We have grown kids. 
I'm not sure how that happened. 
I feel like they should be toddlers.

My job:  I've worked in politics, advertising, marketing, photography and now in higher ed.
I heard someone say once, when you're walking through life if can seem like you're all over the place, but when you turn around and look back it's all in a straight line.
That's definitely true for me.
I work in Student Life and I'm an adjunct professor at a University.  It's literally my dream job. It's nothing like anything I've ever done and everything I've practiced to be.
There are hard things but every morning I look forward to waking up and going to work.  I learn something new on the daily and I never experience the same thing 2 days in a row.
I've become passionate about student leadership - really leadership in general. 
I'm a podcast junkie, a book fanatic, and I have a ridiculous love for learning.
I'm in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree in Higher Ed. Leadership & Management and I've loved it -- until now. 
Now, I just want to be finished.

The future:  I'm not sure what's around the bend. 
There's so much more to learn, so many things I want to do, places to go, people to meet. 
I couldn't begin to tell you what's next. 
But I know this -- I plan on the second half of my life being better than the first.

xx m-