Apr 29, 2011
I am a bicentennial baby, born on March 2 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor, Maine. My parents divorced when I was 2.5 years old. As a child I watched my mother work full-time while continuing her education. I saw that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.
After high school, I skipped college life and chose instead a life of adventure. I enlisted in the Marines. I am former Marine Corps aircraft firefighter who has lived all over the world including 2.5 years in Iwakuni, Japan. It was during this time away, seeing how others lived that I realized just how special the State of Maine truly is. I returned home to start a family. After all, Maine is “The way life should be”.
I graduated from EMCC in May with a degree in Emergency Medical Services. Today I am a paramedic for G & H Ambulance and Hermon Rescue. I also work at Northeastern Maine EMS.
Most importantly, I am the mother of two beautiful little girls. Ella is 7 and Evelyn is 5. Ella is creative, she loves trains and playing outside. Evelyn is a diva. She is a little princess who is going to end up on Broadway. They are by far the best thing I have ever done in my life. They are the best of me and so much more. I would be lost without their little arms wrapped around my neck or to have them whisper “Love you mumma”.
I am following in my mother’s footsteps. I work full-time, go to school full-time and have my hands full with two little girls. I am working hard to show them that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.