Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Angie.
I’m a stay-at-home mom of two little girls. The oldest is 7 and the youngest is almost 5. I’ve been married to my husband since 2006. We’re both Army veterans. I was medically discharged after 2 1/2 years of service due to chronic pain in my back and hips. I was 18 when the pain started, just a few months after joining the Army, and I’ve been living in chronic pain ever since. We got married a little less than a year after I was discharged, both of us were 21. A couple of months later, we found out we were having our first child. Two months before my due date, my husband found out that he was being deployed overseas less than a month later. I went into labor right before he went overseas from his MOB station, so he was able to come home and be here for her birth. He left when she was a week old. He saw her again when he was on leave six months later. He came home just before her first birthday. When he returned home we were both 22. We had our youngest daughter a year later. It was a crazy way to start a family and we’ve struggled along the way, we’re still struggling really, both of us mentally and me with my pain, but we’ve also learned a lot about ourselves, each other, and the world through our experiences.
I’m a huge geek. I’d love to visit Middle Earth, Panem, or Azeroth. Get accepted to Hogwarts, join Starfleet, be elected to the Galactic Senate, or sit on the Iron Throne. But most of all, I’d love to travel through time and space with the Doctor in the TARDIS. I love space, science, and learning in general. You can never know too much about the universe you live in!
I believe strongly in political activism. In a democracy, it is our duty as citizens to educate ourselves about the government we elect and actions they take. I oppose the influence of money in politics and believe the Wolf PAC plan for a constitutional amendment is the best way to remove this influence. If money equals speech, speech is not free.
Despite my disabilities, I try to remain active and stay healthy. I do yoga and eat mostly vegan. I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am currently in physical therapy and am working to strengthen my body to hopefully be able to compete.
I look forward to getting to know those of you who read what I’ve got to say :)