I don’t quite know where to start, so I guess I’ll just dive right in…
It has been about a year since I last posted – YIKES! I don’t have a very good reason for being away for so long apart from the cliche, “Life just got busy”, but since the whole motto here is that Anything Goes, I guess I’ll just allow that to be enough of a cover. A lot has changed over these past months and I have so many life updates to share, so I hope you’ll excuse my long absence and rejoin me here on this journey!
First things first – Ya girl is going to Law School!!! I know that may come as a surprise to those who don’t know me outside of the blog, but I am so excited to embark on this new adventure in August and to bring you all with me. I have always had a passion for community service and to help others and, since I love writing and communication so much, I think that becoming an attorney will allow me to really make a positive, lasting difference in peoples lives.
Speaking of community service – Ya girl has just completed a term of service with AmeriCorps! I spent the year at a school in Pittsburgh helping youth in and outside of the classroom as both a tutor and mentor. It. Was. AMAZING! I met so many inspiring people and seeing the drive that the youth have gives me so much hope for the future of this city and our country as a whole. I am going to miss my fellow service members, the kiddos and the teachers I worked with so incredibly much. But, knowing that I can help so many people in just a short 10 month term, gives me so much drive to continue to serve and impact others for the rest of my life.
Also, Stephen and I adopted a kitten (who is now a cat since I took so dang long to tell you)! Also, also, my god-sister got married and is expecting!! Also, also, also, Stephen and I dove headfirst into our fitness journey!!! Also, also, also, also, I wrote and recorded a song!!!! As a result of all these things and many more I am super happy!
So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to this past year!
Going forward, I think this blog will stay the same in a lot of ways, I’ll still post recipes and life updates. I also hope for it to become a place of guidance for those of you thinking about attending law school or committing to a year of service or just needing that little push to do what you love. I hope you’ll join me as I continue to serve others, spread love, and try to make the world a better place!