Blessed AF

Oh. Hi June!
June 1 is always such a fun day for me. It’s the start of my favorite month – especially since my birthday is only ten days away. Now that it is finally June I’m going to work on getting back to the blog, promise.

I embarrassingly just noticed it’s been almost two months since my last post. Between adopting a new doodle pup, starting my amazing new job, and wedding planning I have been a little preoccupied, to say the least.

Though each one of the life-altering things deserves its own blog – and they will get one, this post is about life overall and a genuine love of being where I am, and being almost 30.

In January I repeatedly told myself 2017 was going to be the best year yet and it needed to be for my own sanity. I was determined to leave a job that sucked the life out of me, dabble in some new skills, and better myself all around. Fast forward six months later and I’m proud to say I’ve done all that, and more.

Remember when I said I was going to learn a new skill or take a new class each month? That was one of the best New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever thought of. I have made friends through networking, spruced up my blogging skills, became a certified kid’s yoga teacher, dabbled in some calligraphy, received my certification from DePaul University for Social Media Management, taken some [pretty humbling] fitness classes at Midtown, and the list keeps growing. I’m confident in that these are some pretty stellar skills I have picked up on a whim.

In addition to my new skill sets, I’ve landed a pretty amazing job at Midtown Athletic Club’s corporate office. I work in the marketing team alongside six smart, dedicated, creative, and genuinely amazing women. I wake up excited to go to work and love seeing our department’s work come to life every day around in an industry I relate with and wholeheartedly enjoy.

With my 30th birthday inching closer by the second, I can say 29 has been one of the best years of my life. Though 30 still feels slightly “old”, and I’m not sure where the time has gone – I guess in the midst of moving to Chicago, navigating my way through life to make it my own, finding my soul mate, getting engaged, surrounding myself with the genuine and loving friends, moving into a lovely condo with a washer and dryer AND a dishwasher, adopting a second dog, I’ve not only become an adult, but I’ve created a life in which I love.