My name is Vicki. I am 39.
A little history:
I was born and raised in Northern Arizona. I’m an only child. My parents and I lived in Arizona until a month before I turned 15. We moved to the San Diego area. I went to public school for the first time, graduated high school, went to Europe (travel is wasted on the young-especially if they’re stupid), went to college for a year and a half, met my future hubby, got in a very bad car accident which kept me from continuing school, got married, had a son, Jessup, and we moved into our first apartment. Apartment life was fun (for me)…not so much for Barry. He had been living in apartments for years, and had BIG dreams of small-town living, and owning land and a home of our own. We tried to live in San Diego for a couple more years, but we weren’t happy, things were getting tough financially, and we knew it was time to go. In 1997, my husband and I were both working for the same company. We both got laid off within a week of each other. So we did something impulsive. We packed up our tiny apartment, and Barry, Jessup, and I moved to Iowa. A year later we had our daughter, Ainsley, and bounced around until we found a place to call home. We live in Boone, and bought our first house in 2011. We’ve been in Boone for 12 years, and in our home for just over 3 years.
Boone feels (mostly) like home.
Here’s my face:
For the most part, I like my life. There are a few things I’d change today if I could. But, since change is usually gradual, I’m working toward those goals. My current focus is my health. I’m overweight, and until recently, I was getting winded just climbing the two sets of stairs in my house (basement to upstairs). I’m starting to do something about that. It feels good to work out. (It hurts, and I hate running, but I feel so much better for the whole day when I do it.) I’m still bothered by my head telling me that I can’t do it, but my legs are strong, and they will do what I tell them to do, regardless of what my head says. We have a treadmill, and I’m using it more regularly than I was before. I did not have healthy examples growing up, and both of my parents are now deceased because of those unhealthy choices. (My dad died in 1993-I was 18-from a massive coronary attack. My mom’s death was pneumonia, after esophageal cancer, but the root cause of it all was an unhealthy lifestyle.) I feel a huge responsibility to my kids to do better. They deserve it…and so do I.
Update: Two years into a three year goal…89 pounds lost, about 30 to go.
And now in need of some serious toning…
Here are the kids:
Jessup: he’s 18. He just completed high school. He’s now a student at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He is majoring in Education, specifically High School English, and currently he’s minoring in Theater. He is involved in his school playing viola in the orchestra, and plans on becoming an active member of the drama team. He was in every play available since he was in 7th grade. Jessup likes playing video games, and movies. He has a health issue that keeps him indoors a lot, but when he can go out, he loves to go to the pool in the summer, and take walks around the campus.
Ainsley: she’s 15. She just began her Sophomore year. She is also in drama. I’m sure there are many more years of plays to come. She is also in youth group. She has best friends who live very close (all of them are less than a mile away) and she hangs with them most days in the summer and on weekends during the school year. She’s had a job now for two years. She loves it and the woman she works for loves her. She enjoys the pool here in town, and likes to watch TV.
This is Barry:
He works for a car dealership here in town as the Customer Care Manager, and he sells cars at the dealership as well. He loves his job. He’s very good at it.
I am a CPhT…a Certified Pharmacy Technician. I work full time, and I love my job.
You may ask, “Why sunhavenlane?” Well, that’s the name of the street I grew up on. It’s the place where my childhood memories live. It’s the place where I, for better or worse, was raised and started out. It’s the place where I began the journey of being who I am today, and who I will be tomorrow. It all started on Sunhaven Lane…so it’s the only name I could choose.
Thank you for visiting the lane…please visit often.
That’s it for now.
(someone gave me that nickname a long time ago and I like it)
-Updated on 21SEPTEMBER2014