How She Got Her Name

They call me Lucky Lena; always have, (hopefully) always will. On my 21st birthday, I bought lotto tickets and won. Later that year, I put five bucks in the penny slots at a casino in Lake Tahoe and won over a thousand dollars. Things seem to work out for me in the end, and not just in regards to gambling.

the big win slot machine

Do you want the absolute truth? I lied when I said they’ve always called me Lucky Lena; that only began in my teens. Before that, my parents called me Lazy Lena. Looking back, I can’t disagree. While I was slow to do my chores, it was usually because my face was buried in a book. I was an avid reader, starting at a young age. My brother and I spent the summers at my grandparent’s ranch and my grandma had a collection of romance novels that I couldn’t put down. As I’ve gotten older, my attention span has shortened (damn you, technology!) and I find it a bit more difficult to sit and read. And yes, I am a little lazy now. I can thank my parents for putting the idea in my head.

Let’s recap what you know about me now: I’m good at gambling, I enjoy reading, and I’m lazy. What more could you ask for?

Okay,  I guess that’s not the best description of me. I’m a proud Texan and a bit of a mutt: Mexican, Italian, and German. This is my first blog. I want to lose weight and travel the world. I can speak Spanish conversationally and remember a time when crossing the border into Mexico was easy. (Did I just age myself?) I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and superhero movies, especially Captain America. Rawr. I live with my boyfriend and our two cats, Astrid and Gandalf. I always eat Chinese food after going to the doctor–it’s something my mom started doing for us and now I just associate a doctor’s appointment with sesame chicken or moo goo gai pan. I also love to throw themed parties.

I want to blog for many different reasons. I enjoy writing and have tricked myself into believing I’m a decent writer. I have a lot of plans that include traveling and want to keep something for my family to follow and see what I’m up to. I also want to hold myself accountable for a few things; the top priority right now is losing weight and leading a healthy lifestyle.

This is a general idea of what to expect for my blog. I’ll talk about a good range of things, including (but not limited to): healthy eating, macronutrients, exercise, weight loss, travel, cats, nerd stuff, parties, and reading. I’d also love to use the blog as a way to experiment with new clothes and makeup, especially once I start losing weight and feeling more confident. Oh, and because this is my blog and I do what I want, I’ll probably talk a little about F-E-E-L-I-N-G-S. *gasp* not that, anything but that! Well, I have a lot of feelings and I’m not afraid to use them, but I will try to keep them relevant to the topic.

So, welcome to Lucky/Lazy Lena’s World of Adventure and thanks for being a part of my journey!

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