• Marriage

    6 Benefits of Relocating After Marriage

    And they lived happily ever after! The end. Except, that’s not exactly how real life goes! After marriage, life changes and things are different for you and your spouse. Whether you have been in a relationship for years, have been living together for years, or think you know all about each other; things change. My husband and I decided that after our wedding, we wanted to explore on our own and live away from family. Crazy, right? Why would you consider relocating after marriage? Why would you want to move away from people who love you? The benefits of relocating after marriage out weighed the cons; at least, that was…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    7 Things I Learned About Being a Stay-at-home Mom

    As a woman in her late twenties, I was brought up knowing that I would go to a four-year college right after high school. After that, I ended up going for my master’s while building my career as a state employee. I didn’t truly know what I wanted to do, but I knew that I needed to put in the work to really get far in this life. During my focus building myself professionally, my husband and I also decided to grow our family. While we struggled for some time to make this dream come true, the moment that we did find out we were expecting, my whole focus changed.…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Reflecting on 2018

    As the year draws closer and closer to the end with each passing day, I can’t help but to review how much my life and my world have changed in 2018. While choices made were difficult and emotional, I am who I am today because of this year and what I have learned the last 11 months and three weeks. At the beginning of the year, my little family of three was living in Austin, TX. We made the tough choice to leave the city we had called home for nearly five years to move closer to family in Northern California. To this day, I still miss the Tex-Mex, HEB…

  • Uncategorized

    The Season

    It’s that time of year! The time of year where people celebrate the holidays and spend time reflecting on what they are thankful for in their life. Along with the change of seasons from fall to winter, there are changes in people’s lives that happen during this season of giving and reflection. This year, I am seeing the holidays through a bigger and brighter lens. This year, I will have a son to share these special moments with and begin our own traditions. This year, I will have so much more to be thankful for in my life. I know there are discussions about whether Christmas is actually the best…

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    The Struggle

    Today was a test of my patience and abilities as I learn to understand the responsibilities of my new position. I don’t want to dwell on negativity, but this day impacted me so much that I felt the need to journal about it and decide what to do to turn the day around. Recently, my position at work changed and it was a decision that I did not agree with. I challenged the decision (respectfully, of course), but in the end, I was moved to a different position. Change can be a good thing, but I am a stubborn person and I have this plan in my mind that I…