Nadine: The Biography

She was born in the middle of a blizzard. To two parents who would fall out of love well before she hit double digits. But before they did, they gave her the best gift she ever got: her brother Curt. And he wasn’t just any brother. He was her very best friend. 

Things fell apart and fell back together. She moved to Maine, then California. Lived in 17 houses. Attended 11 schools. Remarriage brought her two more amazing parents. They all love her. 

During her teenage years, she was lucky enough to live next door to her grandparents. She and her grandmother were so much alike and everyone told them so. Later, she wound up being the oldest of four. And those two little redheads would bring her such joy. 

At college she had too much fun, became a sorority girl, and met her best friend. She didn’t learn enough in the classroom but later decided that wasn’t the point of college. When it was over she packed her belongings into the trunk of her car and cried all the way to the California/Arizona border. She started a new life on the east coast. She knew no one.

She met the ultimate nice guy. The one she never imagined she’d wind up with. On weekends they drank, and danced, and made out inappropriately. Eventually they fell in love, moved in together, and brought home a golden retriever puppy. They doted on him endlessly as they imagined their future together. 

Eventually she  left her corporate job to do work she was proud of. It was important work. She was humbled by it and her reality would change because of it. Childhood cancer became her cause. 

She was happy. She was lucky. She was hopeful.


p.s. Eventually she started a blog and wrote a post in third person and it was super weird. And she was never really a rule breaker but she couldn’t keep this to 250 words. She just couldn’t. 

Linking up with Jenni for Blog Every Day in May
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Have you met Jeannette? Don’t forget, that’s Jeannette with two Ns. Jeannette, like me, is not a grown up yet (if the merry go round picture didn’t give that away). She even loved college so much that she decided to stay, forever! She’s funny, honest, and she always comes across as her most genuine self. 

Want a laugh? Read about the time she almost got arrested. Jeannette is one of my very favorites in blogging land because each time I read her posts, I feel like I’m having a chat with one of my best friends. Head over to Jeanette with Two Ns and say hi!
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  • Hi from the link-up. I loved this post and love that you wrote it in the third person. Can’t wait to read more from you!

  • love me some jeannette! and you of course, duh.

  • Sorry to break this to you, but I see a little bit of grown up in you with the whole “working for a cause” thing. So jealous!

  • I love your posts, they’re always so funny and totally different from any other blog I read.

    I’ve just done my own ‘Story of My Life’ post. My blog is pretty new, so not many posts so far, but you’ve got to start somewhere!

    http://convertednortherner.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/how-conversion-happened-my-life-so-far.html

  • This was really well-written, and so fun to learn a bit more about you. I can’t believe you’ve lived in 17 homes!

  • Love. it.
    ITB

  • Freaking love this post!!!

  • sooooo cute. great post! 3rd person writing is only slightly weird 🙂
    jackiejade.blogspot.com

  • Dang girl. Not only was this funny but you are a heck of a writer. You should write a book.

  • Lovin the picture! 🙂

  • i went over the 250 words too! so hard to stay under! and writing in 3rd person is so strange!

  • I kind of like the third person perspective 🙂

  • So cute! Found you from the link-up. Love the story of your life. And love Golden Retrievers. We have an English Cream named Sage.

  • Third person is weird, but I really liked this post! It’s fun getting to know you better, I love seeing people take leaps and follow their heart! Always be as big as your dreams 🙂

  • Definitely didn’t realize your work was childhood cancer. Great work. Good for you! 🙂 Like Ordinary Life

  • Wow, 17 homes and 11 schools! I love how you wrote in third person and don’t think it’s one bit weird! You make it work, girly. 🙂

  • Wow, I love this. Like, a lot. Usually I hate third person but I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about you.
    You are so poetic!!

  • Being as I’m still fairly new to your blog, I loved getting to know you through this post! 🙂

  • I love your story, it’s written so cute 🙂

  • Is it weird I teared up at this??

  • I love this! I thought it rhymed at some points, but that’s probably because the last thing I read was a Dr. Seuss book.

  • hi! i found your blog through jenni @ story of my life. i love your blog, and i loved reading your story. it’s fun and different to read one in the third person.

  • toi

    i from the link up. I love reading your story so beautifully told.

  • I dig this post!!!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  • Your biography is so well written! You have a way with words!!

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