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Life is too short and unp…

Life is too short and unpredictable to live it any way other than how you please

Its been a while since my last post as a result of August being INSANE!

Two weekends ago Mary came to visit me in Baltimore! We spent a HOT day downtown at the harbor checking everything out. We had yummy Cheesecake Factory for lunch and then visited the top of the World Trade Center of Baltimore. It was an incredible experience. To see the names of all the Maryland natives who died on that day was very emotional. The view from the 27th floor took my breath away and I learned a lot about the city I now call home. 

I left for Seattle the next day and after 10 hours of travel time we found ourselves in the beautiful mountains and forests for yet another race. The entire drive to Onalaska (the little town hosting the race) I kept looking in the giant pine trees around me waiting to see Edward and Bella. 😉

The weather was a perfect 75-80 except race day and strike day which were easily in the upper 90’s but I’m not complaining after the heat we experienced in Indiana. This particular race was probably one of my favorites. I loved the site (wooded and contained), the course was gorgeous with moss covered trees and so many elements, and it was also the first race that I had a bigger position as I was head of the Front of House department. I had two people below me who were relying on me to do a good job and I think I did them proud. 

I’m home again, but not for long. I leave in 4 days to head to St.Louis for a week to prepare for that race. I can’t wait to see another city and add another shot glass to my collection. Although it has been tiring I love my job. August and October are going to be the longest months because of the races and prep time, but I can’t wait to continue on this journey and see where it takes me. I could not have asked for a better first job or job right out of college. I’m working with some of the most supportive, unique, creative, and inspiring people I have ever met. They push me to not be good, but to be great. Good isn’t good enough and I’m working hard every single day to prove that I belong in this company and can make Reed Street proud. I love the feeling of being a part of something so big and wonderful. 

My life is pretty great right now. After having such a tough patch with my room flooding and my throat issues (tonsils will be taken out this winter), its nice to have something good happening. However, I cannot share it with everyone. Have you ever had that? Such great news but you couldn’t tell anyone and you seemed to be bursting at the seams with happiness but cannot express those feelings? I hope to someday be able to share this happiness with everyone around me. 



It’s been a busy couple of weeks! I finally have my bedroom back after 3 weeks of sleeping on my sofa and crashing on other peoples sofas. They had to redo a wall and replace carpet in half of my room. It feels like I have a brand new bedroom and the company is compensating […]

We gain strength, and cou…

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

The title of this post is very fitting to say the least. The last I wrote, my room had flooded that morning and I was waiting to find out a verdict…that was 2 weeks ago and there STILL is no verdict.

The past month has been a stressful, tiring, emotional roller coaster and honestly I think life is hitting me with some hard stuff so I can appreciate whats good in my life. Too often I think I am surrounded with great things and I look at the negative. So although I wish my life were easy this past month, I learned that you have to move on, tough it out and smile through everything that is thrown your way. 

I’ve ended a relationship, had my only sanctuary in a new city destroyed by sewer water, struggled with decisions, had strep throat and dealt with the task of maintaining my relationships with my family and friends. Through it all I’ve learned new things about myself, ways I can improve the way I live my life, and I’ve learned more about the people around me. None of these things alone would cause someone to struggle, but so many hard hitting and tough things at once is a lot to handle. 

Life is about balance and I am just now understanding how important that truly is. Just to give you a glimpse of the chaos, I leave for Denver on Thursday and will return MOnday, I am on a very strong antibiotic and steroid because my tonsils were the worst they’ve ever been, and my bedroom will hopefully be completed (had to gut my room) by the time I return from Denver…until then I’m going to continue living out of a suitcase. I am thankful that not a lot was damaged and that I have an amazing support system who asked constantly what they could do to make life easier. 


Going Home & Growing Up

It’s a strange feeling being an adult and going home, to the home you grew up in and made memories. The home where bones were broken, parties were had and milestones were made. Although I felt different driving through the streets of Laurel to my parents house, I had an overwhelming sense of calm. This […]

Indy has my heart

Let’s just say…Indy has my heart. I have never fallen in love with a city like this. I am a city girl at heart and love NYC for different reasons than why I love DC or Charlotte, but Indy as a great place to be in the last week.  First let me start by saying […]

Hard Decisions

Sometimes in life you have to wake up, be an adult and make a hard decision no matter how painful it might be. Knowing that something isn’t going the way you want and taking it upon yourself to respect yourself enough to stop it, is hard. I commend anyone who can do it. Recently I […]

I Dare Ya!

What a GREAT WEEKEND! I cannot say it enough, I love living in the city, I love my job, I love my new friends, I love my family <3 Friday was a fun day! Instead of going into the office, we all met at Mothers in Fed Hill (where I live) and had lunch before […]

Making a house a home

I’m starting to feel like I really do live in the city. The first week here I felt like I was on vacation, then I lived in Minnesota for a week and now I’m back. Kelly bought a sofa so we have that in our living room, with a chair, some end tables, a lamp […]


This past week I was in Minnesota for work prepping for my first race with Reed Street Productions and Run For Your Lives. I was nervous to be flying, nervous to be with the people who I had only been working with for four days, nervous to see what kind of physical labor I would […]

Zombie Escape Vehicle

Coolest thing everrrrrr