I was born and raised in the small, rural town of Morganton, in western NC. As a young 'tomboy', I grew up in a male-dominated neighborhood where I partook in athletic endeavors that inevitably led me to become a 4-sport letterman in High School. I graduated from Freedom High School in 1991, a U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete (given each year to one male and one female for outstanding achievement in both areas) , as well as a member of the Vocational Honor Society. Moreover, I received scholarships in both Basketball and Volleyball to attend High Point University, located in High Point, NC. While there, I was elected to receive the Jessica T. Fogle Scholarship in Art, was a member of the Art Club, a member of the Van Gogh Society, and a 1996 graduate with a B.A. in Art and a Minor in Secondary Education. Additionally, I was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as Publicity Officer, often awarded the Millis Scholar/Athlete award each semester, many times included on the Dean's List, as well as voted Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities.
Currently, I reside in TX. I am an avid Duathlete who also enjoys mountain biking, working out, and motorcycling.
Alone with you
Alone with you is where I long to be
Alone with her is where you are free
You came to me a ray of light abruptly emerging through uncertain skies,
Touching the Earth in a single eruption of force.
Your piercing eyes as deep as the sky is profound.
Your mouth as welcoming as the clouds are ceaseless.
My Dandelion; From what sun-kissed breeze did you arrive?
Sweeping through my hair and across my lips,
Ever so gently fondling my heart.
Your softness eludes me like the darkness of a midnight sky.
Alas, 'tis the season for my heart to love.
A crisp Monday morning; bustling bodies align the streets, shoving off to their jobs.
The salty pavement ahead reflects only visions of those deep, radiant morsels; portals to your soul, summonsing me until all else becomes a faint muffle.
The CD spins a kaleidescope of yesterday's images while rendering me incoherent.
All my days I have sought you like a flower following the sun; grasping for every morsel of light.
The river of my essence has flowed to your inviting ocean; spinning in a cyclone of wildfire.
My heart has become encapsulated by the sands of your shores, sucking me into euphoria.
Love has encumbered my heart like that of a mother to her newborn child.