1.31.2013

Rachel A.

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I’ve always had a hard time writing a bio.  It’s probably a fear of commitment – or a sign that I am still very much in the midst of defining who I am. At this point of my life, the most obvious, but also most important label I can assign myself is mother (or “mama” as I prefer my kids to use… “mom” just doesn’t sit as well with me). My beautiful daughter made me a mama three years ago, and her sweetest little brother made me more fully understand the juggling act the job requires. He also made me a stay-at-home mama – before his arrival several months ago I worked at communications consultancy in Washington, DC. It was my dream job and I often found myself wondering what the rest of my career would look like, since I had really only set my sights on the job I currently held.

Along with becoming a stay-at-homer when the little man arrived, I also became something I didn’t ever anticipate: A Montanan. Our little family recently relocated to a small-ish town in west central Montana, leaving behind a life, family and friends we love, for other family, new friends, and a change of pace, scenery and temperature (among other things).

A little background:
I grew up as the oldest child of a couple (I could say father, but let’s be honest: both parents were involved in this process) who was in the throws of pursuing a PhD and then establishing themselves professionally, so we moved a fair amount. I learned to love making new friends and exploring new places. Now that I’m older, I’m not sure I love those challenges as much – but most of the people that know me best will say that I’m always up for an adventure.

In my non-existent spare time I love to spend time with friends, ride horses, rock climb (or do most things outdoors), paint, draw, go to a good museum, play games, bake, catch up on TV shows that I always seem to miss, read good books, travel, dance (when no one is looking), eat frozen yogurt and dream about what my house would look like if I could just decide how I want to decorate it.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi friend! Totally miss you and cant wait to read about your adventures here!

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    1. Miss you too! Hope you're doing well! Speaking of adventures...I need to plan one to come see you!

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  2. You are such a good writer. It's delight to share names...

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    1. This is going to be great. Feels like another Rach and Rache project. :)

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