It’s been awhile since I’ve truly put myself out there and I feel like it’s time to get a little personal about who I am. There’s a lot about me that I haven’t shared but I think it’s important for you to understand the person behind the blog.
As most of you know, I turned 30 in April (2018) and I truly feel like I’m an adult now. Something I haven’t always felt like (I definitely went through a I am 25yrs old and I know nothing crisis). I live in Upstate New York with my boyfriend of 6 years. He is the quiet to my never stop talking personality (opposite attract right?). We did the whole long distance thing for awhile and then moved in together 5 years ago. In that time span, we have lived in two states and 4 apartments which is super obnoxious but we finally feel settled (even starting the house hunting experience).
Why do we feel settled? Partly because of our jobs. I won’t get into specifics but we both are working in the field that we have always wanted to work in and are doing something truly meaningful in our careers.
Which has always been really important to me, when I was at a younger age I never thought about the whole I am going to get married and have kids by this age and start a family. I was the girl in the back of the classroom thinking, “I am going to have a career by 30 that I am passionate about, I am going to help people and I am going to be independent”. If I want to live by myself and not have roommates I am going to make it a goal that I can do it. That career goal felt accomplished before I hit 30 and I was really proud of it but it didn’t come easy.
When I graduated high school, I headed to Springfield College for Physical Therapy. After 4 years and a Bachelor’s degree under my belt, I quit that schooling and decided to go to school for a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. It was tough, changing degrees and losing contact with friends from your class was hard, really hard and there isn’t anyone to blame it’s just the cycle of life. But at 22 it wasn’t any easier. Did I make the right choice? of course I did but at the time it still made me feel like a failure especially when social media doesn’t help show you what everyone else is doing and feeling.
But I got over that and now I’m pretty happy and content on where I am with my life.
Some odd facts about me: I played the clarinet for about 15 years, my favorite color is turquoise but I’ll take blue any day, I love reading and trying to see as many places I can but I also like to just hang out at home with friends and family (my mom and grandma live in NY so we are close by). I’m pretty money concious, sure I want to see and do everything but I’m not about to go bankrupt because of it. Which I think is really important and I hope to share more on that with you guys later on.
That’s all I have for right now. I’ll do some of these posts here and there, there’s so much more I could tell you but I don’t want this post to get too large!