Sweet Magnolia Patio is my personal blog, and my name is Staci. There is not much to say. I was born in Houston, Texas. I am a Houstonian, but I grew up in Spring. I have lived in Spring, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Magnolia, as well as San Marcos, and San Antonio. I spent a few months of my college career in Salina, Kansas, but today I reside in Magnolia.
Growing up, it was me and my younger sister. I am two years older. She is the brunette, and I am the blonde. We both equally favor our parents but in different ways. However, all three girls still look alike. That’s me, sis, and mom. Both mom and dad are still married today and live in Conroe. I grew up in the middle class. Dad worked really hard and both of us have his hard work ethic, probably one of our greatest strengths! My dad worked more than one job most of the time while we were young.
My passions in life revolve around education, health, and wellness! I love helping others, and I am very passionate about living a healthy, greener lifestyle. It has taken me all of this time to get to where I am at today, a much clearer, level-headed person; even if I do still have a few nuts, screws and bolts, loose. Don’t we all! The only difference today is that I try to OWN IT! I try not to live in the past. I do not lie in past decisions I have made, as long as I continue to make newer, better ones. Eventually, you learn from your mistakes, right?
I am also a very proud MOM!! My son is amazing in so many ways and God picked ME!!
In the last 35 years, I have learned A – L – O – T! Not too long ago I was going to get married, and I was in a place of unbelievable hurt and pain when it didn’t happen, also leading up to that point. Going on two years now from the break-up, I know all too well what breaking up is like, and chasing after the wrong things. Life goes on.
I am also all of these things. Dog lover- 1st, cat lover- 2nd, and forever animal lover. I can get down with a Good burger and sweet potato fries or buffalo wings. Drinks on a Friday night are good and coffee, every single last day of my life. And, Coffee Shops, Live Music, Yoga, Family, Tennis, swimming, fishing, travel, Northwest Houston, health and wellness, volunteering, Toastmasters, carbs, naps, Texas, running, shooting.
I’m a Procrastinator at times, but still, a go-getter who sometimes needs someone to help light a little fire under her every now and then, so I chase inspiration and am a life-long learner of things. I am a Christian, and I’m a Mom. I also love Magnolia, Texas, my home; shopping, old and new friends, Love my Niece and Love my Nephew, practicing Public Speaking, The Moth Houston, Recycling, Beaches, Water Parks, Fitness, studying Business, Higher Education. I do Church, outdoors, bike rides, and a lot of times no make-up!
I’m working on being my happiest and best self. I’m pretty self-aware these days, which is really important to me. At the end of the day, I’m just enjoying trying to be more social and learning even more about myself. Just over here living life to the fullest- daily, in M A G N O L I A , Texas. Every day has a purpose, even if it’s for doing nothing. We go to Church regularly. Not married, no more kids. Just want to do life the best way I know how and continue trying to be the best mom that I know how to be. Always open to love… but I have had my heart broken a time or two, too. No big deal. I like to write and am learning to love to read again. Being honest because I’m honest.
Setting goals, taking risks, letting go, not giving up, moving on. Following my heart, Chasing Jesus. Recently, I quit my full-time job to concentrate on finishing my program at The Lake. I still work my other part-time jobs and will have a little more time to spend studying for which I am grateful.
My life is important and it’s why I value my time, and since there is simply not enough of it, I cannot just spend it wastefully, on people, too. I can’t just give it all away, all of the time. If I waste time on the wrong things and people, I will never have enough time for myself and the things that are more important.
I am currently finishing my hard, long sought over degree, a BBA in Management from OLLU.
I graduated. My degree is a BBA/Management.
This page edited and updated on Thursday, June 23, 2018.
Never stop dreaming! Never stop chasing those dreams! Do everything in this life with intention! Be intentional!