Gypsy Life


1. A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romany language.
2. gypsy One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life.

3. A person who moves from place to place as required for employment

So there you have it. According to definitions two and three, I am a gypsy.

Here’s a list of all of the places I’ve lived so far, and approximately the year we moved:

LaCrosse, WI -1995

LaCrosse, WI -1996

York, NE-1997

Minneapolis, MN- 1998

Rockland, WI -1999

West Salem, WI -2000

LaCrosse, WI -2001

Rochester, MN -2002

Rochester, MN -2003

Dubuque, IA – 2004

Dubuque, IA -2006

LaCrosse, WI -2008

Dixon, IL -2010

Prophetstown, IL -2010

Hazel Park, MI – 2012

Ohio 2013… here I come.


January 21, 2013

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

I’ve had this blog for a year now today. A year now today. Crazy, huh? It’s amazing at how fast that time has flown.

I may not write often, but you can guarantee life is a never ending adventure on this end of the screen.

I just got back yesterday from a small town in Ohio, where I found out my new zip code will be located. It’s a small town, much like where I was living in Illinois; much like the one I’m often homesick for.

I’m excited.

I’m nervous.

I love adventure.

I promise I’ll write soon.


Life of a Teenage Gypsy -Part 2

May 9th-
Boxes are beginning to pile up in my room, and my book shelves are looking pretty empty.
As I write this I can hear my mom downstairs taping up filled boxes.
I’m listening to my Johnny Cash Pandora station while packing up clothes, but I decided to quick take a break and write.
Suppose I should get back to work though.

Life of A Teenage Gypsy – Part 1

Moving a family-difficult, but not impossible.

In the 17 years of my life I’ve lived in aproximately 6 states, 9 cities, and 12 different houses.
Quick statistic: I move about every 2 years. There’s nothing wrong with that statistic though. We just never seem to settle in one location.

Though I’ve moved more times then your average person, I enjoy it. I get to experience life in a new place. New towns = new people, new history, new places, and new adventures.

Of course, there’s always a part of me that feels sad-but overall I like the change.

For more updates on my life, keep checking back.