The Blog Gets A New Look

Welcome to the New Look

By on July 22, 2014

For those of you who have been following along with our fashion journey, thank you so much for joining me. I can not believe that the blog and my journey has been going on for almost 2 years. I have learned a lot and grown along the way. During the course of the blog I have done a tremendous amount of reflection and as part of the reflection process I have determined that the time has come to expand the scope of the journey. I am now ready to share an expanded look into who I am and the life lessons I have learned along the way.  I am still passionate about fashion and will continue to share those lessons, but I also want to share some of the other things I am passionate about.

 

For the last 15 years I have been a retail store manager and I have a lot to share about the lessons that I have learned around career advancement, building relationships and navigating office politics. I have also conducted thousands of interviews along the way and can not wait to share my insight into what the person on the other side of the desk is thinking during the interview process.  Another part of the journey that I am looking forward to sharing is all about finding balance and peace while managing career and family. I have been with my husband for more than sixteen years and our twins will turn 14 in October. That journey in and of itself has been a wild one. We are the couple who had already discussed the fact that we were perfect for each other because neither one of us wanted kids. I could not however imagine my life without the two amazing kiddos that we are raising. They make my life complete. Now I say there is an entire section of Heaven giggling at the earlier plans that we made. They don’t want kids? HaHa give them two. God works in mysterious ways I am eternally grateful for those unanswered prayers everyday.  I also have an interesting perspective on marriage in that my husband is 15 years older than I am, and for the last 2 years has been working more than 10 hours away from our family. The transition in the relationship was a difficult one in the beginning and it is still hard to be away from one another.  I am now ready to share how we have coped and what we have done to ensure that our relationship stays strong during the time apart. Finally, I am very passionate about budgeting and teaching the next generation about the value of money and how to life within your means. Though we are lucky enough to have been blesses along the way, I can still remember the first Christmas after the kiddos were born rolling pennies to pay the water bill. I have never forgot those lessons and try to remind my children of that as often as possible.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey and I look forward to sharing this more in-depth look into the lessons that I have learned along the way. If there is a topic that you have questions about please feel free to comment and I would love to share my advice with you.

 

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