Hi, I’m Amy!
I am a twenty-something college graduate, who is now
back in finished with school. I attended Kent State University where I got my B.A. in Psychology. I was very active in the Greek community, and not so active in my studies.
I graduated and had no idea what to do with my life. I continued to work as a manager of a photo lab for a large company (something I hope to never have to do again), and I was miserable.
That is when I decided to go back to school to do something that I love. I have just graduated as a Veterinary Technician and I am just beginning my journey as a young professional. I love every exhausting minute of it.
I have three dogs (A lab mix named Garrett, and a dachshund named CoCo, and Bailey–a Chihuahua/Shiba Inu) and two cats (A gray tortie named Jasmine, and a black tortie named Iris). They are a full-time job in and of themselves.
I used to be a gymnast and run track and field until I had to have reconstructive knee surgery when I was 16. After the surgery I was on crutches for 3 months and in physical therapy for another 6. That is when my mental anguish of working out began. I was always scared to injure my knee again, and wouldn’t push myself the way I was used to. Then I got to college where an unhealthy lifestyle was the norm.
Eight years later, I have had enough. The Humane Society I worked at needed 25 people to run the 2011 Pittsburgh Half-Marathon to raise money for the shelter, and I jumped on the idea. I needed something that gave me a reason to get my life back on track with healthy habits.
Starting out I couldn’t even run 1/4 mile anymore. Two weeks later I am almost able to run a full mile without stopping. In May of 2011–I pushed my way through my first half-marathon, and with every step of that 13.1 miles I became a stronger woman.
I hope to continue find a support group of runners/healthy living advocates to help me along my journey of finding myself and my inner athlete!
If you would like to contact me: seekingamyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.