Hi All thanks so much for stopping by to learn a bit more about us. We’re Tasha and Scott and we’re so happy to have youjoin us on our blogging adventure; “Girl And Boy Meet Blog”. This blog is something that we’ve talked aboutcreating for quite some time and, now that it’s finally a reality, we realize why it took us so long…blogging is harder than we thought! But we love challenges and so, we wouldn’t want it any other way.
We’re a couple in our 30s, both previously divorced, both VERY busy but, most importantly, both seeking everything life has to offer all the while growing as people and as a couple. Being adults is hard sometimes, and we don’t have all of the answers but, we think we’re doing a pretty good job navigating life as a couple so, we created this “co-blog” in an effort to help others who are on similar paths.
1-We’re Currently Working to Complete the Spartan Trifecta
The Spartan Trifecta consists of 3 Spartan obstacle course races of increasing length. First we completed a Spartan Sprint. Next is the Spartan Super, followed by the Spartan Beast.
2- We’re Foodies
We enjoy food. We love to cook. We are creative when we cook and love a creative menu when we go out.
A healthy active lifestyle doesn’t preclude us from enjoying diverse and delicious foods.
3-Our First Date was in Baltimore.
We met in between the two towns we were staying in and drove together. We stayed close to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, visited the aquarium, and enjoyed some gelato on the pier. The Capitol Grille proved to be the perfect spot for a romantic dinner and was the start of everything great that has happened since.
4-We both lost a parent when we were just young adults.
5-We have 2 dogs.
Lucas and Mia were adopted on the same day from our local animal shelter. They are the perfect “Mutt and Jeff” pair. Although Mia drives us crazy with her constant stream of energy and Lucas squeaks anytime we don’t feed his constant need for attention, we couldn’t imagine our lives without them.
1-I have lots of jobs.
I love to keep busy…VERY busy! At present, I’m the Health & Wellness Coordinator for the local Y, teach 20+ Boot Camp Classes each week at a small group personal training studio, teach three dance classes a week, am in a musical, and I’m training for the Spartan Trifecta as well as for two figure competitions. See…BUSY! Sometimes my schedule is super overwhelming but most of the time I love!
2-I don’t like ordinary spaces.
I love unique design and can’t live in a boring space….color, texture, history…I want it all! Before we moved into our current house, I lived in a large studio apartment with exposed brick, high beam ceilings and a purple & gold splatter paint accent wall. It was so cool! The home we now live in now was built in the late 1800s, still has some of the original hardwood floors, tin ceilings in the kitchen and the coolest thing of all is the hidden doorway leading into the guest room! How awesome is that???!!
3-I have ADD
It’s sorta self diagnosed and sorta official diagnosis. From the time I started school, I was always a really good student but would always get the report card comment “needs to work on organization skills”. I think my teachers were being nice in wording it that softly because, looking back, my organization skills didn’t need to just be “worked on” they were nonexistent.
Later, when I was in my 20s, I was still struggling with keeping a schedule, keeping the house clean, just little (and sometimes big stuff) that I felt like I should be able to conquer more easily. I finally spoke to my doctor about it and she gave me the “ADD Quiz” (seriously, there’s a quiz you can take). Definitely show signs of ADD but, after doing a lot of research, I’ve figured out ways to help my brain think more linear for longer periods of time. I’ll share more about what’s been working for me in an upcoming post.
4-I moved 5 times last year.
Yup, 5 times! I wouldn’t recommend it…well, unless part of the reason that you moved was to be with the love of your life…then maybe I’d recommend it. The plus was that moving that much made me have to majorly declutter my life.
5-I love crafting but hardly ever finish a project.
I took up quilting in college and still enjoy it to this day but, I haven’t finished a project in years. [For reasons why see #1 & #4 in this section]
1- I have 2 daughters
My Girls are 7 and 9. We live in different cities in different states, but we find time to talk every day and I travel to see them once a month. They amaze me every day and my perspectives have evolved constantly since they were born.
2- I am a combat systems officer (CSO) in the Air Force
I have been flying on C-130 aircraft for 15 years. I’ve deployed 11 times and have been teaching the next generation for the last 4 years. My experiences have ranged from enriching to scary to enlightening to life affirming. The images that have been seared into my memory, both good and bad, will stay with me forever.
3- I have no indoor voice and too often don’t have a filter between my brain and my mouth.
I grew up in a household where he or she who spoke loudest won. Our arguments, debates, and discussions over dinner would be loud and emotional. My little sister and I still debate in less than quiet, but always frank terms. If you were to walk in on one of these conversations you would get the impression that we don’t like each other very much. You’d be wrong. She has been my best friend since we were 12 and 13 years old.
Unfortunately that family trait has carried over to every part of me. I’m emotional and it comes through in the tone and volume of my voice. The more excited I get, the louder I get.
I also have a tendency to speak without thinking. Tact is a virtue that does not come naturally to me. I work hard at slowing down my mouth and communicating coherently, but I fail, and often. One thing I have worked very hard at is not allowing myself to be dishonest just to be better received by those around me. I try to be considerate and honest when talking with others. I’m going to try to write the same way.
4- Huge Sports Fan
Growing up my family bonded over sports. My parents were both sports fans. We would go to minor league baseball games, division III football, basketball, college hockey, and mine and my sister’s track meets. We would watch sports on TV every weekend. Some of my fondest memories are sitting by the fire watching football during the winter, and sitting in the bleachers behind home plate watching minor league baseball.
I debate sports a fervor. I am very opinionated when it comes to most topics. It is still the only subject my father and I can carry a conversation about. I’ve been called a walking sports encyclopedia by friends and co-workers. I have an almost photographic memory of sporting events I’ve watch on TV or live.
I still hate that white Bronco for ruining the 1994 NBA finals for me. It was the last time the Knicks had a chance. John Elway’s grin still pains me. That was the last time the Browns were any good. Carlos Beltran’s inability to swing at a curve ball with 2 out in the 9th inning in 2006 still makes my heart drop into my stomach.
The fact that a team from a city that can’t have snow naturally fall from the sky beat the Rangers in the 2014 Stanley Cup still makes me want to argue against any team from such a temperate climate being allowed to have a hockey team. Coach Boeheim’s ability to make it to a final four when his team shouldn’t have even made the tournament amazes me. Donovan McNabb’s senior season for the Orange will always be something I’ll remember, and the fact the Brown’s passed on him for Tim Couch.
5-I collect socks and watches.
This started when I was a kid. My mom would give me socks for every Christmas. Then my sisters took over that tradition. Now my daughters continue it. I put comfort and audacious color above all other traits when it comes to socks.
Watches on the other hand are a newer interest. It started with a desire to learn more about trends in men’s clothing and fashion. The one accessory that interested me were watches. I’ve since been given a 10 slot watch case and have made filling it my goal. I’ve currently got 6 out of 10 with one more on order.