I’m a 20-something living in Chicago with my best friend and husband, Dave. We got married July 25, 2009 in Seattle, where our roots are, then came straight back to the Windy City so I could start business school. On January 10, 2010, we brought home our son, Baxter. He is the light of my life. I don’t know how I existed before him.
In 2011, we graduated school, I started working in brand management in Chicago, and we bought our first home. It is my dream-home. I already mourn the day we have to leave it (there are no plans for that, but I’m nothing if not a pessimist).
I started this blog with one teensy goal: to feel comfortable in my own skin. I’ll know I’ve succeeded when I wake up each morning excited about the day ahead and proud of the day behind me, but I realize that this will be a daily choice I have to make.
A lot of what you’ll read about here are my struggles with my new running career. I was a swimmer and water polo player growing up and in college, so I’m a bit of a newbie to the idea of working out alone, on land. And believe me, I TRIED to avoid running. I’ve come up with some wacky plans in the past couple of years in a desperate attempt to get in better shape. One time I decided I was not allowed to sit for a full 12 hours. That was a friggin’ awful idea and lasted less than a day. The next morning I couldn’t walk because my calves were sore, and I would have gotten more benefit from a 30-minute jog. So, yeah, I’m still learning about how to keep myself in shape without the structure of a team and daily practice.
Some random shizz about me: I went to the most awesome undergrad school on the planet, Pomona College. My mom is a New York Times best-selling novelist, and we co-wrote a book called How I Planned Your Wedding: The All-True Story of a Mother and Daughter Surviving the Best Day of their Lives. It’s out January 25, 2011, and if you love me you’ll buy it. I think it’s a pretty good read for anyone, but particularly brides who are feeling cray-cray just because their own wedding planning experience isn’t going exactly according to plan. My wedding had an average budget, an average level of drama, an average level of insane mothering…and it was absolutely the best day of my life.
In my spare time, I read like a bazillion blogs and cook delicious (and sometimes disgusting) food. I use cumin in just about everything I make, but so far I haven’t gotten any complaints, so cumin nay-sayers can suck it! Also, on a totally unrelated note, I love cute things.
Everyone in my life, including Dave, calls me Wiggs. It’s my last name. I actually prefer it to my first name. And…uh…that’s about it…I guess? If you’ve got anymore questions about meh, leave a comment and I’ll respond.