It's my anniversary

Six years ago today, I secured this domain. I was on a quest to write all about my life-the good, the bad, the devastating, the amazing...all of it. Sharing it all with the world through writing about real life made me feel alive, relieved and well...a little naked. But in a good way, because at the end of the day, I knew that my words were likely to fall upon the screen of someone who was going through something similar, or just needed a pick-me-up.

Over the years, this space evolved into focused-posts that you voted on, and even went on to house a few podcasts as I tested that out. I came to the realization that while doing the podcasts is fun, they're rather time consuming, and so I'm still trying to level out my playing field of creativity. Writing is still my go-to form of expression.

Six years ago today, I was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. A college drop-out, gym-rat, party-goer, two-job haver: paralegal by day and Lush dealer by night, moscato-drinker, all-nighter advocate and street-racing down Peachtree driver. Life wasn't all glitter and rainbows, but I was 24 and it was fun. 

Over the years, I've evolved into a completely different person in a completely different place. I came to the realization that life isn't meant to be the kind of struggle it had ended up being-working day and night without accomplishing any real goals. Life had become something of a cycle instead of an upward climb. 

Six years later, today, I am a resident of San Antonio, Texas. A college graduate, MBA candidate, gym-member, party-every-now-and-thener, career-track pursuer, cabernet sauvignon-drinker, in bed by 10pm advocate (weekdays of 1am on weekends, mostly) and world-traveler. Life is good, and 30 is better than I could have ever imagined. 

Over the years, I've grown-up. I've realized that there is nothing commendable about choosing to live paycheck to paycheck because everything else "seems" cool. Chasing your dreams doesn't necessarily mean you have to be broke, you just have to get organized and stay the course. Figure out what that dream actually is, and make a plan, because a goal without a plan is just a wish. In the past six years, I've had to completely start over and pick myself up out of my lowest place. But that experience made me stronger, more focused and more determined to do something with myself.

On this day, I am in a good place. I am happy with everything in my life, and eager to see what the next years hold. 

On this day, I want to thank you for reading this post and any other post you've read or listened to over the years. It's because of you that I keep coming back to share a little more, and as of this day, I will be back to making regular posts. They won't be scheduled-at least initially, until my slight OCD kicks in-but they will be from the heart. 

On this day, I'm warning you that I plan on taking you on this journey with me through the end of my 30th and into my 31st years. Through my grad-school experience, active adulting, planning overload, work-life balanced, life. 

Welcome to the ride. I'm glad you'll be joining me.

Until next time,

Peace, love and evolvement to all