Hi, I’m Jill!

Hi, I’m Jill!

I’m a walking, talking, laughing, weeping bundle of contradictions, a.k.a. an average millennial.

I grew up in Small Town Rural Washington, bucking hay bales, driving a rusty green ‘71 Chevy pick-up, learning to cook and bake from scratch, and bleeding Seahawks Blue and Green.

Now I live in the Glamorous City of San Francisco, drinking fancy hand crafted chai tea lattes, waiting in 5 hour lines for special-release beer, adapting to a “kitchen” that consists of a microwave and a toaster oven, paying more in rent for a dark basement room than my parents pay for their mortgage, and working more than 60 hours a week, every week, just to get by.

I also still (secretly) bleed Seahawks Blue and Green.

I’m a Christian, I’m a Lesbian, I’m something of an Artist and also something of a Statistician. I’m a current Cat Mom and Plant Mom and a future Dog Mom and Foster Mom.

I long for a simple, minimalistic life filled with sunshine and bright colors, and I also long to own a lot of things, travel the world and lavish my loved ones with gifts as unique and special as they are.

Like many millennials, I’m also in a lot of debt, and I’ve spent my entire adult life up until this point either ignoring my debt or actively acquiring more of it.

This year will be different.

This year, as I turn 28 in a few days, I will pay off $11,500 in credit card debt, whatever it takes.

My 29th birthday gift to myself will be a pile of chopped up, cancelled credit cards.

Whatever it takes.

Follow along with me this year, as I’m sure it’s going to be a frustrating, exciting, weird, life-adjusting ride.

Anybody know how much a gently-used kidney goes for these days? #askingforafriend

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