To the Man Who Continuously Proves Me Wrong, thank you.

Unfortunately marriage isn’t what it was before. In fact there are more divorces now than ever before. With these statistics marriage seems frightening

To the Man Who Continuously Proves Me Wrong, thank you.

After 23 years of marriage my parents finalized their divorce only a few days before my wedding day. At the time I wasn’t aware of the impact this would have on me. I’m not sure that growing up I ever knew what a good relationship was. My parents were on their way to divorce, my high school boyfriend was a loser, and perhaps I just never witnessed healthy relationships around me.

Marriage was full of a lot of anxiety for me. Although nothing was wrong, I lived in fear that my marriage would fail just like my parents. I was insecure and it showed.

But something along the journey of marriage changed for me.

The biggest factor in this change was my unconditionally committed husband.

Thank you.

Thank you for showing me love and never ending committment even when I was difficult and insecure. Thank you for proving to me that marriage is what you make it. Thank you for never leaving my side and assuring me that regardless of what happens you’ll always be there for me.

As someone who used to fear marriage I now indulge in it. The best feeling in the entire world is having someone who is irrevecolaby there. Just there. By your side every moment of the day. I can’t thank my sweet husband enough for proving to me that marriage doesn’t have to be all bad. In fact it’s one of the most beautiful things we have in this world.

Thanks for changing my mindset. Thanks for proving me wrong.

I love you.


One Thing I’ve Learned As An Adult

As I was growing up my neighborhood bordered the neighborhood of many wealthy families. I had one friend in particular who I thought was incredibly wealthy. As we got older my beliefs in this friends’ family’s wealth was confirmed when she was given an absolutely brand brand new car for her 16th birthday. Their family had the nicest things in life. They always had new cars, cell phones, a beautiful home, and they traveled frequently. The funny thing about money though is that it can be deceiving and easy to disguise.  Read more

My Dream Job

If you have been following my blog you will know that I love to travel. I grew up traveling with my family and as an adult it has become something I really enjoy and find worthwhile. I recently came across a job opportunity that seemed too good to pass up. Read more

The Correlation Between Success and Fitness

If you have kept up with any of my blogs previously you will know by now that I absolutely love social media. The other day I was on Instagram “stalking” some of of my favorite celebrities. I noticed a pattern that all of these celebrities were in to fitness in one way or another.

Today was one of those days where I lacked motivation. I wanted to come up with any excuse I could to just watch movies and not do anything with the rest of my day. Finally after dragging my feet, I forced myself to go to the gym. This was a game changer for me. I now feel refreshed. I came home and did dishes, laundry, and am now motivated to blog! It’s amazing the difference working out makes in day to day life.

IMG_5428.JPGAfter noticing a pattern between celebrities and fitness, and my own life and fitness, I was wondering if there was a correlation between fitness and success. It seems that so many people who are successful also have a gym membership.

Before we go any further I should mention that I am not a body builder, or even a fitness guru, but I do attend the gym on a daily basis. I have my husband to thank for this! I like the way working out makes me feel and I like the motivation it brings to my daily life.

IIMG_5564‘m not sure what the correlation is between fitness and success but I believe there is some. Perhaps its the endorphins that are released through working out that really drive people to pursue success in their daily lives. Or maybe it’s just the discipline an individual learns from attending the gym daily that crosses over into their personal career field. It could even be the confidence you gain as you work out daily.Whatever it is, I want to be a part of it.

If you are anything like me and find yourself lacking motivation I would suggest getting a gym membership. It’s amazing how attending the gym on a daily basis pushes me to be more successful in my career, relationships, and home life. Once you get out their you automatically feel better throughout the day.

Maybe it’s just me, but do you find any correlation between success and fitness?

As always thanks for reading. I look forward to your comments xoxoxo



Why I Didn’t Join The “Hipster” Movement

We have all seen pictures of someone sleeping in the back of  their van for weeks or even months while they are traveling the country taking pictures and videos of nature, food, rock climbing, etc. Often these people are into bouldering and eating “natural.” They are also most often unemployed. I, like many others, call these people hipsters. Being a “hipster” or “granola” is extremely trendy nowadays and has been for the past few years or so. That being said, here are a few reasons for why I didn’t join the hipster movement. Read more

About Me

Last week I asked you all to submit your questions in order to get to know me a little bit better. Well here it is! Here is the video I made answering all of your questions! If you asked a question last week be sure to watch and you will find yourself featured in my video.

This was such a fun way to interact with you all and I really appreciate your participation. I would love to do something like this again. If you’re interested be sure to let me know in the comments.

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I love you all and can’t wait to know what you think when you find out more about me!


Here are the questions I answered:

  1. Barbara– What is your favourite thing in all the world?
  2. Stomperdad – Why did you start and what keeps you going?
  3. GRUMPYTYKE  – What are your favourite pastimes and how to spend your time with them?
  4. DEBORAHANNDYKEMAN – How and where did you and your husband meet?

Thank You For Stopping By

I don’t typically post twice a week, and my posts typically fall on Tuesdays. But my heart feels overwhelmed and grateful for YOU! Yes, you – the one who is reading this. I have found a love for blogging and interacting with each and everyone of you. This is all thanks to YOU.

Through blogging I have been able to connect with people all over the world and I feel like I have made so many friends and have had so many experience through you! My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support you’ve given me.

I wanted to do something special this week for you. I wanted to film a YouTube video for all my bloggers who are on this journey with me! I want to get to know each other better. Go ahead and ask “get to know you questions” below in the comments and I will feature them in my YouTube video that will be uploaded on Tuesday (October 3rd).  I can’t wait to have more interaction with each and everyone of you.

Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for interacting with me and for being my friend.

As always, thank you for your support.

Ask anything you’d like to know about me below.  Ready…Set…Go!

Autumn is a Time For Change

The past couple of weeks have dropped in temperature drastically and thus I have finally embraced that autumn is here! If you are anything like me you love the pumpkin smells, apple cider, scary movies, and everything else “autumn” (check out my vlog here). As I was wrapped up in the excitement of the new season, I began to ponder what it is that is so enticing around this time of year.

image1 copyFall is a time of drastic change – the leaves are different colors, the weather begins to cool, and many of us go back to school. I think it is the change that brings so much excitement throughout this season. After a long hot summer it is nice to drink hot coco and bundle up inside next to a fire. Perhaps it’s not the season that we love as much as it is the change of pace in our lives. Read more

Why Millennials Love Vlogging

A few months ago my husband Nick and I went to dinner with some family friends who were in their 40’s. At dinner I remember bringing up my interest in vlogging and how this was something I wanted to pursue. The confusion in their eyes made me feel as though I was speaking a foreign language. They asked questions such as,”Why would someone be interested in watching the day to day life of a stranger?” It was clear that no matter how much I explained the concept of vlogging they didn’t understand it and perhaps even frowned upon the idea of sharing your life with the internet.

Nevertheless, this past week I started a vlog (check it out here)! Read more