About me


My reason for starting MTdawn:

After many years of working from home, the one thing I really noticed that I missed was having a personal connection with people. I am an introvert by nature (which can make it’s own problems) and the pandemic didn’t help because it made people so much more wary of each other. So, when I started MTdawn my main objective was to regain that connection, with all you wonderful people.

A little about me:

I am an Idahoan by birth and grew up very poor. At one time there were 7 of us living in a 31ft travel trailer. I learned early that life’s not fair, and working hard would be the best bet to make my situation better. At the age of 16, I got my GED, and worked, and worked, and worked, to help support my family. When I was 19, I met my husband and after just 10 days (yes – days, not dates) we were married and have been together over 20 years!

I went to college and got my RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) degree in Idaho, and after a little stint living in New Mexico, I started working for a large hospital in western Montana. A few years later we moved to a small town in Ravalli County, and I had our daughter.

I personally have been all over the western US, and lived in many states as a child. As an adult my husband and I came to call Idaho, New Mexico, and Montana home. We love our little slice of heaven that we have – and some day hope to have a bigger slice so we can expand some of the things we love, like gardening and our quacky little ducks.

After 12 years of working as a medical coder, my time came to an end when my job was outsourced. And, after a little drama – which you can read about it in the blog – I finally decided to walk away and start a new journey. I definitely have a lot to learn about blogging still, but I hope you will be patient – and join me on the journey!

A change in direction…

After a couple years of lifestyle/projects posts, I have come to feel an urge to pursue my love of photography. I have loved it since I was a teenager, but daily life took my time, and I wasn’t able to explore it. But as we all know, life changes, and if you have ever checked in on my little blog before you know that my life has definitely changed. Now I feel that I am ready to focus on what I really want.

Have a great day!


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