I grew up in New England, in a very small town. My high school actually encompassed two towns, and my graduating class was 180 people.
When I was approximately 13, my mother went searching for religion, and ended up Born Again. This had a profound impact on the remainder of my childhood, as well as my early adulthood, right into who I am today.
I attended Liberty University – the one founded by Jerry Falwell.
I got married to a fellow Liberty grad within 6 months of graduation, and spent some time in Alabama, where he was in school. In the following years, we both separately and for different reasons stopped adhering to/believing in the religion which sort of brought us together.
We then moved to Berkeley, CA, where he went to more school. When we were there for approximately 1 month, my older daughter was born.
My second daughter was born 20 months later.
When the girls were 3 and 1, he went to London for 9 months for school-related purposes. I went back to CT to stay with my mommy and daddy, b/c I didn’t think I could support myself, as I was a stay-at-home mom, with a business out of my home – but not a consistent business.
We eventually returned back to CA, but worse for wear. We separated within a year of our return.
He left CA shortly after, but the girls and I stayed for a while.
I started dating my Beloved, and very slooooowwwwwlllyyyyyy (that speed more his doing than mine, as he is the more responsible and cautious one of the two of us) introduced him to the girls.
He then convinced me that I should follow the dream I had formed when in the final months of high school, and go to law school.
We moved back east in 2004, and I went to law school. It went well. I graduated in May of 2007.
My first job as a real live lawyer starts in September of 2007.
I believe, knowing much about the legal field (I started working in law firms when I was a junior in high school, and spent the entire 10 years between undergrad and law school working in the legal field), that a major theme of this corner of the internet will be the “balance of work and family.” Original, eh?