Faith, Life, Love & Sorrow

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest… Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

Advice, Life

How To: Listening

Life has truly been crazy with starting school (WHICH I LOVE, the classes are amazing), working part-time downtown Chicago AND part-time at the Children's Advocacy Center. So I am just going to leave you all with some food for thought that has been a theme in my classes this week: I want to recommend a… Continue reading How To: Listening

Life

The Glamour of City Living

I recently moved downtown Chicago for the summer (now I live in the city part-time, lol my life is complicated), so that my commute would go from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes.   You have no idea how much you can do with an extra HOUR, like make yourself dinner or take a pre-nap or clean… Continue reading The Glamour of City Living

Faith, Life

The Power of Psalm 91

Does anyone else out there deal with anxiety?   Well, me too! My, not so little anymore, sister is studying abroad, which is so very exciting and amazing and unbelievable, right?  Well, yes, but it also scary and anxiety causing and crazy.   And you are probably thinking, "okay, this overprotective older sister needs to calm down."… Continue reading The Power of Psalm 91

Healthy Living, Life

The Latte Factor — Investing in your Future (Part I)

ALL YOU FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE WOMEN (AND MEN) OUT THERE, RAISE YOUR HAND! Alright, so this is kind of not a topic that a lot of people enjoy, but I just recently started trying to figure out my finances.  Because I'm 23 years old and that's responsible, right Mom and Dad? The more I looked into… Continue reading The Latte Factor — Investing in your Future (Part I)

Faith, Life

How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out

I am hear to talk about the all consuming, dreaded -- FOMO.  Or as we all know it, the Fear Of Missing Out. Raise your hand if you have ever felt this.  This feeling that other people's lives are going somewhere, and yours is not.  The feeling when you choose to stay in for the… Continue reading How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out

Faith, Life

Raise your hand if you feel stuck…

I just want to speak to anyone out there who may be feeling stuck. I know this feeling FULLY.  I have lived it, drowned in it, and overcome it.  Repeat. lol I will admit I am guilty of letting myself get stuck at times.  Where I am so overwhelmed that I just cannot see the… Continue reading Raise your hand if you feel stuck…

Faith, Life

My Journey – Engineer to Social Worker

Hi everyone - This has been a long time coming, and the journey hasn't always been easy, but I am really excited to announce that for the next two years I will be working towards my Masters in Social Work at Aurora University! I will be a full-time student, working part-time, and interning part-time. This… Continue reading My Journey – Engineer to Social Worker

Faith, Healthy Living, Introduction, Life, Love & Sorrow

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Hi everyone, so I decided it was time for me to begin my own blog.  As most of you may know, I started blogging about two years ago when my twin sister Ryane passed away tragically and unexpectedly.  It is a way for me to deal with my stress and grief,… Continue reading The Journey Begins