I am Adrienne.
Mommy. Wife. Daughter. Sister.
I am 31 years old. Born in Arizona. Raised in Arizona. Germany and Alabama. I cannot truly define myself without the mention of my culture and heritage, I am full-blooded Navajo.Where I have lived, traveled and the people I’ve met along the way have molded me into who I am today. I would say that I am passionate. Living in Europe for eight years I have the appreciation for architecture, travel, food and capturing each moment through photos. I am busy, I believe in seizing every minute of the day. I am a runner. A full time worker. A student; finishing my last semester as a MBA Grad student. Overall, I try to be the best at everything I do, I have my moments of feeling not good enough, but insecurities are a part of being human. I strive to be the best woman I can be.
Re and I had been dating for 5 years before I realized I wanted to marry him, to become his wife. We married on July 5, 2009. For him, he knew instantly I was “the one,” within 2 weeks of knowing each other, he declared his love for me. He asked for my hand in marriage twice and my answer was always: after I graduate college. For the first five years, we had a great relationship, we lived together, traveled, laughed, fought, cried. My mind and ambition were always on education and succeeding, I had no reservations to become settled or be a wife anytime soon. I traveled a lot and focused on “finding myself.” Now that I look back, what I was searching for, the purpose of life and my meaning was in front of me the whole time. My key and gateway to happiness, fulfillment and success was in him all along. It all sounds so cheesy, but it is true. Our relationship isn’t perfect, although at times it does seem so, but over the years we’ve had ups and downs that have made us stronger people. He is my partner in this journey of life.
For awhile before I had Autumn I would always say I never wanted to have kids. Now that I think about that statement, I would have missed out on a lot. Not saying that children define who we are as individuals, but in my case, I’ve become a better person because of Autumn. When I think of Autumn there are a lot of emotions, I say that because when a life has so much influence and power over you, there is an unbreakable connection. When I had Autumn, I had no idea what to do and to this day I follow my heart and instinct, I take each day as a learning experience. From the moment she was placed in my arms, we became connected. Holding her 7lb 5oz of tininess in my arms, she latched on to me so perfectly, as if she knew we fit together so perfectly. I try to make the best choices I can for her, from what she eats, what she wears, and her overall environment. I want my girl to have everything I never had as a child, but to also have the humbleness and gratitude toward the beautiful and simple things in life. She teaches me something new every day. She’s growing up so fast and lately my heart breaks at the thought of her growing more and more each day.
I love being Autumn’s mommy.
My beginning started in a small town on the Navajo reservation, Many Farms, Arizona. I was a scrappy child, always outside, no shoes and as my grandmother used to say “always into something.” I used reading as an outlet for my already massive imagination. I come from a large family. There are 6 of us; 3 boys and 3 girls. Oldest at 31 and youngest at 7 years old. I currently play the role of the oldest sibling. My older brother Brian passed away in 2007. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. I try to avoid as much thought or details about what happened mostly because it still seems untrue, or maybe I’m still a little sister in denial. He was there, from the day I was born until now. He would constantly pick on me, call me names, but that was him, he was full of jokes and laughter. I try to be there for my siblings as often as I can. I try to be the best daughter for my mom and my dad. My family is my foundation. I never forget where I came from or the little girl I was. Growing up on the reservation, my experiences and adventures make me who I am. As a child I would have never imagined myself, little Chimmey, on the Eiffel Tower, shopping in England, skiing in the Swiss Alps, mesmerized by German castles and goodness there are countless destinations I have been lucky to experience.
Now you can’t possibly know who I am or my definition through a few paragraphs, but hopefully you get an idea of who I am and what I am about.
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