Hi! I’m Holly and I am a 30-something year old often worried wife/mom/professional living in beautiful Huntington, WV. My husband, Jeremy, and I are both nurses. (He specializes in geriatrics and I specialize in patient experience. Such a diverse profession! We have 5 other nurses in our immediate families as well.) We have two kids, 5-year-old Caroline and 2.5-year-old Leo, and they keep us on our toes. Our parenting philosophy includes the thought that we want our kids to experience life, so we try to keep our adventures fun and unique. I was raised by two school teachers, so there’s usually an educational aspect to things as well. Caroline just started Kindergarten and really enjoys science and art; Leo enjoys saying “no.”
Our little city of Huntington has been in the news a lot over the years. We are infamously known for the 1970 plane crash that killed our football team, boosters, and fans upon landing at our local airport. They made a movie about it a few years back called “We Are Marshall.” I highly recommend it! It’s a great sports flick, and based on true events. Huntington has also gained notoriety (again, infamously) for being the overdose capital of the US. There was a recent Netflix film, “Heroin(e),” released on the topic. We also have been anecdotally named for being the fattest/unhealthiest/unhappiest blah blah blah in the US.
But, it’s what you make of it. We have established a great life here, in spite of the challenges, and we take pride in our community and the ease of access we have to so many wonderful activities and outdoor adventures. Check in regularly for a glimpse into this crazy life of a Weekend Worrier! (With tips from time to time on how to manage that “worrying” and turn it into something productive.)
Photo credit to my dear friend, Bri Westfall, of “Bri Westfall Photography” out of Jacksonville, FL. She’s captured so many great moments in our life! This particular picture is a recent one in front of the fountain on the campus of Marshall University, a memorial to those who perished in the 1970 plane crash.