HI there, I’m Jen. Thank you so much for stopping by! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a dreamer…and a runner.
Relocation has been a major theme in my life. I was born in Florida, but grew up in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and attended college in Ohio. I had the most amazing, wonderful opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. at The World Bank. About a year and a half after graduating college, I got engaged and moved to California. After 4 years in sunny, southern California, the hubs and I got transferred to the great south – Louisiana. Our most recent adventure is our first international assignment in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
“Daydreams & Shoestrings” began in January 2011 as a way to share my first half marathon experience and random musings with my friends and family. I was living in Louisiana at the time, and trying to live a healthy, balanced life, while also enjoying some of life’s indulgences, such as Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Mint Juleps. Along with a focus on living an active and healthy life, my blog follows my daily adventures with my hubby, and our insanely spoiled orange polydactyl cat, Mario. You will also discover day-to-day life in our current city, travel guides, daydream adventures, book reviews, and things that make me happy!
P.S. If you’re nosy like me, perhaps you wanna know more. You shall look no further:
- Our love story
- Mario’s story
- My love/hate relationship with running
- My first half marathon experience!
- The story behind my blog
- My first blog post!