Cowgirl from the Northeast
I grew up in the Northeast of the United States – I’ve lived everywhere from Massachusetts down to Northern Virginia, with four other stops in between. No, I was not a “Military Brat”. Just, life. I bought my first pair of Cowboy boots way before it was trendy, when I was in high school. Since I was in high school in a very preppy town in Connecticut, this was a bit unusual. But my mom had introduced me to country music when I was about 10 years old, and it stuck.
Therefore, it was fairly inevitable that I’d find myself living in the South at some point. I got into the University of Texas, and when I visited the school, I fell in love with Austin. Though I didn’t wind up attending UT, I vowed to live in Austin at some point in my adult life.
Fast forward ten years later, and after four years of living in Boston, my dog Harley and I packed up and moved.
I love this city. Its charm, its character, and the people living here — the people are just so damn friendly! Since majority of the people living in Austin are ‘transplants’ like myself, I find that almost everyone has been ‘new’ here, and empathizes with the feeling, and therefore is super gregarious and approachable to one another. I’ve never been anywhere like it. Perhaps that’s why it’s still one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Outgrowing the Apartment Life
Some people are happy to lease/rent housing for their entire lives. I am not one of those people. Don’t get me wrong – there are definitely benefits to having a landlord. But my income and my independent ways just don’t align with that lifestyle. So after leasing for 8 years, I decided to stop wasting my money on rent, and start investing it in property. It also coincidentally aligned with the unexpected adoption of a second dog, when I realized that my apartment was just not big enough for the three of us. But mostly, it was the rent. I swear.
Meet the Pack
Marketing Ombudsman with a taste for design and home improvements.
The perfect dog, who is always supporting and supervising the Boss Lady's projects.
Always highly enthusiastic about our projects, Clarke would rather chase squirrels than partake.