I’m Jacquelyn Butler, (but you can call me Jacqui!). I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a Southern Girl at heart but I love traveling the world and getting to experience the cultures of communities. I have lived lots of places and have moved many times since I left Georgia. (Alabama, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Arizona). My husband, Drew Butler, is an NFL Punter and currently a free agent. Drew played 3 seasons for the Arizona Cardinals, and has played for the Steelers, Bears and Lions. So this is year lucky number 7 for us in the NFL. We’re currently back home in Atlanta at our homebase, but excited to see where our next city and team will take us. I love my husband, my dog, journalism, inspirational quotes and all things radiating positivity! Oh, and did I mention the best news yet!? I just gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Bridget Butler, this May! She’s the light of our lives and has filled me with more purpose and passion than I ever could have dreamt of. Motherhood was meant for me. I am so thankful and beyond grateful I am a mom. And not just any mom – Bridget’s mom.
I graduated from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences. I loved being a journalism major and I knew that was the path I always wanted to go down since I was a little girl. (Although I randomly wanted to be a dolphin trainer for a moment in 7th grade.)
I have had my dream jobs working at NBC in New York City. I worked at the TODAY Show for one year and also was an NBC Page for one year. In addition, I held some awesome internships along the way at NBC in NYC and the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.
I left New York for love (aka ending long distance with Drew) and looking to find a balanced life between love and work. I have still been searching for that balance until now and am really excited to share my passion and love for family, motherhood, journalism, healthy living, positivity, and inspiring others all in one forum!
WHY DO I WANT TO CREATE THIS blog
& WEB SERIES?
I truly feel that positivity and excitement is missing from so many who are just looking for a little inspiration. I’m here to help you feel that inspo! I want to inspire you to be your happiest self, live your fullest life, go after your dreams, love on your family, travel the world, and be well.
I created this forum in 2016 when I was having the best time exploring the awe-inspiring state of Arizona, hiking, soaking up the beauty, traveling, visiting lots of local spots, immersing myself in the community, doing community service, spending QT with my hubby, and being the best doggie mommy I could be. But I felt like a piece of me was missing. My work. I worked extremely hard in journalism school and at NBC and want to continue to reach towards my goals. I am so excited I created Off The Field and even more excited to have you following along!
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