The Journey Begins…

This summer feels like a new chapter in my life. A lot has happened.

It has been one of the busiest times of my life. It has also been one of the absolute best times of my life. I cannot believe how quick life is moving. I’m also so grateful for everything that has happened these past few months.

Lets recap!

I graduated from GVSU! Jobless, yet feeling on top of the world, I graduated with a degree in English.




Shortly after my graduation, Eli graduated from high school. My brother (and partner in crime) is preparing for a huge chapter in his life. I’m beyond proud and so excited for him!



Maleah Jane! My first niece and the cutest baby came into the world. My sister is the best mommy to this little lady.



FIVE YEARS! Bryan and I celebrated five years together.

Another super exciting change is that I accepted a new job. A big girl job. Currently, I am working at Farmers Insurance doing a bunch of things I never thought I’d be doing and enjoying it more than I ever thought I would.

Who has lengthy conversations about insurance policies? For fun? Me.

The biggest life lesson that has emerged is just to take what life throws at you. That is really easy to say when life gives you a degree, an adorable niece, and a job… but when life gives you something really tough, we have to keep rolling.

Like I said above, I never grew up thinking I would work in insurance. (Does anyone really think that, though?) However, I have given it my all and I’m not only enjoying myself, I am doing well.

Pat yourself on the back every once in a while. Take a look back at where you were one year ago and evaluate how much you have learned, grown, and changed. Not only do you need this, you deserve this! Growth is nothing to laugh at. Be proud of the changes that have come your way and how you have dealt with them.

In the past few months, my life has not stopped moving. The craziness and the changes have been overwhelming at times, but so rewarding in other ways.

Take the good with the bad and stay positive. Leave a comment and let me know what exciting (or frustrating) changes have come your way and how you dealt with them!