Ande here! Last, but not least!
It's safe to say I'm the black sheep of the Tiptoe family. I'm only 21 years old (turning 22 the end of June though)!! I don't have a wonderful husband or a sweet, little child of my own to tell you about. Instead, my life runs on a completely different level....
I just completed my junior year as a biology student at Shepherd University. Although, the likelihood that you've seen me elsewhere is very high. The entire time I've been in school, I've also been a volunteer at Briggs Animal Adoption Center, a volunteer/intern at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in VA, a sales associate at Petco, a berry vendor at the Farmer's Market in down town Charles Town and Middletown, a volunteer for my friend's Relay for Life team-Sister's With a Cause, and an avid member of Gold's Gym. Do you want me to go on? Because I totally could! Lol! All in all, I'm a busy girl, and I like it that way.
When I'm not being a busy body, I'm most likely sleeping. And you might think that's understandable seeing as how I'm always running around, but when I say I sleep...I mean I sleep. I can't get enough of it, seriously. I've slept a solid 20/24 hours before and it's been that way since I was about 12 y/o. I normally average out at about 10 hours each night though. It's my guilty pleasure and it's pathetic, I know. Other than that, I'm probably having cuddle time with my kitties or at the dog park with my 1 year old. Although, I might also be watching Netflix (I'm finishing 'Orange is the New Black' right now!!) or reading various pleasure books (text books during the school year though, ew).
I also spend a good chunk of time with my magnificent boyfriend of 3.5 years (fingers crossed that I will be calling him my fiance at some point this summer)! Some people would say that we're joined at the hip. We do everything together, because life is bearable and overall just more functional with eachother side by side. So with that being said.... okay, here's the doozy.....
I regret to inform you that I will be leaving Tiptoe Studios in order to further my acedemic career at the Davis College of West Virginia University as an Animal and Nutritional Sciences major this August.
Let me explain...Chris, my magnificent boyfriend I was talking about, will be attending WVU's Dental graduate program this fall. So I was faced with the very difficult decision to leave my life here behind to venture to this new beginning with Chris or to stay behind and finish my undergrad degree at Shepherd University. Either way, I will have to leave eventually so I can attend Veterinary school so there was really no reason to delay the inevitable. Attending WVU will give me a better chance of getting accepted into a vet school and I get to start this exciting, new chapter in my life!!
I would like to thank...
my parents-for dealing with me and letting me live with them up until now
my siblings-for simply being there for me when I needed to complain about the struggles of being a student
my boyfriend-for being the definition of perfect and for being by my side through thick and thin
my friends-for being so supportive and always being down for a good time
my pets- and really all animals in my life, past and present, for inspiring me to become a veterinarian. I love my poopsies :3
my girls- for EVERYTHING. I joined the team right out of high school and I couldn't have ever imagined that you guys would take me on such an adventure. You all are the freakin' dream team. I can't wait to see what the future holds for Tiptoe and I can't express how thankful I am to have been a part of this. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!
And with that, I will say...