Hi! I’m Steph, a 20-something from Western New York. In short, I am a: wife, mama, librarian, reader, writer, homeowner, sometimes runner/weight loser, dog mom, and foodie. I love personal finances, primitives, Halloween, and all things horror! No matter what I’m doing, I would almost always rather be reading.
I married my husband, Jerry, in October 2013. We met on a fitness website and he moved here from California to be with me. We’re big fans of horror movies and good food.
Shortly after we married, we bought our first house and decided to grow our family. Our sweet son, Caleb, was born in January 2015. He is silly and stubborn… kind of like me!
Other things I love include country music, board games, dogs, chocolate, sarcasm, and reality TV. I’m obsessed with primitives and rustic décor, and my ultimate dream is to someday own an old farmhouse with a huge wraparound porch out in the country. I dream about it all the time. Now if only I could win the lottery…
Some of my other random interests include budgeting, true crime, musical theater, organizing, paper planning (when I keep up with it which is… sometimes), and my newfound love of fashion (I’m working on it). Because of my love for horror, I look forward to fall and Halloween all year round — it’s my favorite day of the year! Not surprisingly, you can usually find Jerry and I watching at least one horror movie a weekend… it’s our thing.
I’m a nerd and love learning! College was my JAM and I have a B.S. degree in English as well as an M.L.S. degree. I’m a full time working mama and work as a public librarian in marketing and adult services (fiction is my specialty and I order all of our adult fiction). It’s kind of my calling. It combines some of my biggest loves: books, reading, teaching, and learning.
Something else you should know about me is that I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I worry incessantly and needlessly, panic on occasion, and feel just a tad bit awkward in social situations. I find it hard to relax, and am instead constantly doing something. I have a lot of OCD tendencies and obsessions and am always stressing about something or other. I’ve managed to live with it and am always looking for new ways to cope. If you ever need to chat, shoot me a message! I’m very open about my struggles.
If you couldn’t tell… I’m quirky, but my husband and loved ones think it’s funny (especially when I break out in song or dance) so I’m pretty lucky in that regard. I’m also lucky to have a close knit family and small group of very close friends. I’m an introvert and can be quiet at first, but once you get to know me… I rarely shut up.
About the Blog
Steph The Bookworm, founded in 2009, contains musings on my life. You’ll read about marriage, motherhood, weight, anxiety, finances, home ownership, books, and whatever else crosses my mind!
Fun(ish) fact: I started as a book blogger but have been a lifestyle blogger since 2013, so you’ll still see the occasional book review. I’m always down to talk books with you!
Page last updated: June 2017