WHO IS CUTECULTURECHICK?
I am a woman who thrives on family, friends, fun, culture, travel, and good food. I embrace change. Life is most meaningful when it is filled with people and purpose. I am a dreamer, an ENFP, an Aquarius, and my blog tagline is “Always refreshing, slightly inappropriate, never dull.”
I was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area. I am the daughter of an audio-visual engineer, and from a long line of artists and musicians. I have more vivid memories as a child of playing with TI Computers and broken VCR carcasses, than I do of playing with Barbies and girly toys. My childhood dream was to be a Radio DJ, and part of me hopes that will someday happen. I love to sing, and have participated in childrens’, jr. high, high school, college, community, and semi-professional choirs. In the past, I was a pretty good instrumentalist (violin, cello, guitar, handbells, percussion), but nowadays I’m lucky if I have enough time to successfully plunk something out on the bass guitar or piano. I also have a mad obsession with musical theater. I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and am a self-described progressive Mormon feminist.
My greatest joys in life come from being a wife and mother. Taylor and I have been married 10 years, thanks to a successful internet dating hookup. I was a divorced single mom, he was ready to drop out of BYU…a match made in heaven. Just weeks after our wedding, an opportunity arose from him to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot, and we “flew” with it. Three years, and an incomprehensible amount of student loan debt later, he’s “living the dream” as a 8th year First Officer at a regional airline based in the eastern United States. His training and work assignments have moved us all around the United States, and we currently reside in the Metro Detroit area. Our daughter Rosie is 14, and is the brightest source of joy in my life. She’s my clone, my doppelganger, my buddy, my child. Rosie’s a bundle of joy, happiness, and love that puts a smile on everyone’s face. She keeps me together when daddy’s off flying.
I have a degree in Humanities, and I love culture, theater, music, architecture, and all forms of artistic expression. I love to travel and hope to see much of the world in my life. I am known to drop everything on a Friday afternoon, hop a non-rev flight, and spend the weekend with a friend across the country. To date, I’ve been to 46 U.S. states, 3 Canadian Provinces, England and Ireland. Next up on our travel wishlist are Japan, Australia, and Mexico.
I have been blogging since 2002. Feel free to peruse the very silly posts I published over a decade ago in my archives. Professionally, I am search engine optimization strategist for the automotive industry. In addition to my personal blog, I have contributed to SEO.com, Social Media Club of Salt Lake City, Pilot Wives Club, Today’s Mama, News Utah, ZAGG Daily, and several other blogs and websites. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and lots of other social media sites. If you see a CuteCultureChick anywhere else on the web, it’s probably me.
I have also blogged about my experience with weight loss surgery on my other blog, Beauty and the Bypass.
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