January 11, 2015

As you’ll read below, I started this blog as a way of accomplishing a pretty huge goal of mine – documenting an entire year of my life, and writing every single day.  And I did it!

If you’re new to the blog, welcome!  2015 is going to be a little different.  Not only am I a Writer in Residence for Ms. JD, but I got a new job as a technical writer.  What does this mean?

It means I accomplished a much bigger goal.  A career change.  I switched fields entirely, and I did it successfully, and this little blog was a big part of that.

This year, I plan on focusing on three things:

  1. Writing a monthly post for Ms. JD.
  2. Continuing to blog about wedding planning, as I have truly been enjoying that experience.
  3. Writing more about the perspective of a young professional.  This is why I’ve decided to start posting a professional outfit of the day.  It’s why I’ve been blogging about Levo League, and why one of my role models is Lauren Conrad.  I want to embrace this new life as a professional, as a person who is known for that and respected for that.

Don’t get me wrong, I hope to do some television recaps along the way, as well.  And hopefully some running and training.  I live in a world of dichotomies – nothing stays the same for long.

If you want to learn more about me and my career, please visit my website.

Thank you for reading!




January 1, 2014

Hey y’all.

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now – trying to document a year in the life of little old me.

A whole year, you ask?

Well, yeah!  A lot can happen in a single day, or week, or even month, but that’s not what I’m looking to document.  I want to show growth.  I want to show strength, and resilience, and love, and dedication.  I want to show that no twenty-something has it all together, even when they’re happy.  And I want to show that I can stick with something for a year, as promised.

This is me, in a nutshell.  I’m a lab tech at a major research institution in a Midwest metro area.  I will be turning 25 in early 2014, a quarter of a century old.  I am enrolled in a Master’s program in technical writing, which I am completing while working full-time.  I am planning to run 4 half marathons and at least one marathon in the year 2014 – watch out, world!  I am living with my boyfriend (fiance, as of July 20, 2014!) of a year, a structural engineer whom I will refer to as H.  We have a dog, a rambunctious English Setter named Ole who drives me crazy and I love to pieces.  I love to write, and have written several (unpublished) novels.  I hope that, one day, I’ll see my name on the cover of a book in a bookstore.  I love crunchy leaves, mac and cheese, funfetti cake, and the mountains.  And I’m going to keep a blog, writing every day for an entire year.

Comments are always welcome and appreciated, as is encouragement.  I might need some help to keep this up!

To everyone who reads this blog – I love you.



10 thoughts on “About

  1. This is a wonderful and ambitious project to be working on! Kudos to you! And I wish you all the best on your upcoming half-marathon 🙂 I found this blog somewhat late, but I look forward to reading all of your posts; they’re so inspiring.. Have a wonderful week~

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