I am 29 years old and have been through a lot in the last few years. In 2012 I got divorced, moved into my own apartment, and had to figure out how to take care of myself for the first time in, well… ever. Things were pretty chaotic, but despite it all I found ways to keep on chugging. Now almost four years later things are really starting to look up again as I will be graduating from grad school and starting a new job, getting ready to move into a new house, and planning a wedding in October. Whew! That’s a lot! Through all the ups and downs I realized that for a long time I lived and acted in ways that I thought would make other people happy rather than be myself. I ended up getting tired of it, tired of pretending to be someone I am not. I am done being apathetic towards life so I am embarking on an Adventure Year (Part II) to find my own joy and hopefully inspire others to do the same along the way!

This blog is going to be the stomping grounds for all the crazy running through my head and the escapades I get into this year. I hope to post not just about the big things, but about all the trivial, yet beautiful little moments that happen daily as well. I hope you will join me in this wonderful adventure we call “living”.