About Me

Hi, I’m Michelle.  I’m a proud Michigander, but for now home is one of the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  Before this, I lived in central Georgia, about a hundred miles south of Atlanta, for a little over three years.

I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history (with most of my study focusing on environmental history and the rise of green politics) from Central Michigan University.  I married my grad school sweetheart, Dallas, on July 25, 2015.  I hope to use my degrees work in education or a museum/archival environment at some point in the near future.  For now, I have a job that keeps me busy (and in shape!).

I’m living with generalized anxiety disorder and clinical depression.  I’m in therapy and have taken at least six different antidepressants over the last few years, with varying degrees of success. Some days are better than others.  I’ve written quite a bit about my journey here.

I’m a genealogist, an avid reader, a very out-of-practice classical musician, and the hu-mom of two cats, Dylan and Felicity.  My favorite color is purple, but some days I prefer green.  I would rather swim in Lake Huron than any ocean on the planet.  I am a cat person who also loves dogs, a grown-up with a fondness for the Muppets, and the slightly ashamed owner of too much makeup (my skill doesn’t quite match my level of enthusiasm).

I also enjoy cooking, working out, listening to all kinds of music, and traveling.

Speaking of traveling, here’s a map of all the US states I’ve been to so far:


(I’ve flown over West Virginia and Wisconsin but have never actually set foot in either.)


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