Dear Past Angel…

This year, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of the year I graduated high school. In fact, I just got a message on Facebook asking that I RSVP by August 1st so they can start finalizing venue options.

This is important information, because the personal evolution that has taken place in the last 10 years is incredible, both in size and the ways in which I have grown as a person.

**Just a warning, this is a pretty lengthy post. Read at your own risk.**

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6 Things We’re Leaving Behind in 2018

You don’t have to be a maker of resolutions to see the potential in a new year. Everyone feels it. But if you’re not comfortable with making resolutions or setting goals, then maybe you’d be more comfortable with the idea of leaving things in the past and moving on from them. Continue reading “6 Things We’re Leaving Behind in 2018”

Marriage is Weird – but Still Pretty Great

You always hear cautionary tales against getting married at a young age, especially today. In fact, our generation is holding off on marriage later and later with a lot of people choosing not to get married at all. There’s nothing wrong with doing it either way, but Shane and I decided to get married pretty young.

Shane and I were 19 and 20 (respectively) when we got engaged, and even his dad wanted to make sure he was ready and knew what we were getting ourselves into beforehand. We’ve had people question our decision to be married before his 21st birthday, but we never let anyone else’s opinion sway our decision.

Here we are, almost eight years since we started dating, and more in love and compatible and comfortable with each other than on our wedding day. Here are some things we’ve picked up along the way. Continue reading “Marriage is Weird – but Still Pretty Great”

Maintaining Adult Friendships

Remember when you were a kid or even a teenager and your friends were the people you lived near or went to school with? You were pretty much guaranteed to see each other everyday either in class or lunch or on the bus.

Fast forward ten plus years (depending on how long it’s been since you got out of high school) and if you happen to still be friends with any of those people, you see them maybe a handful of times a year – birthdays, holidays, maybe the odd night out for drinks. And it seems to only get more complicated when you add spouses and kids in the mix.

Adult friendships can be hard to maintain. Between crazy work schedules, family functions, and any other extracurricular activities going on, finding time to get together can seem almost impossible. But it’s not. And it doesn’t even have to be difficult. Continue reading “Maintaining Adult Friendships”