• career

    As if I Needed a Reason to Quit That Job

    I was nervous almost to the point of tears as I dialed my team lead’s number to give her my two weeks notice. I wasn’t sad or unsure- I worked from home, only had a couple friends, and kind of hated the work- but I was still scared. There was no doubt in my mind I needed to leave my job. Does the cancerous tumor need to be removed? Yes. But it was scary because of what may come next. I almost felt like staying to avoid facing the fear, and understood how less courageous people may stay for that exact reason. “I know we’re not supposed to ask, but why???”…

  • #wifelife

    7 Ways to Be a Good Spouse (At Bad Times)

    In November Spencer and I celebrated our two-year anniversary, and the retrospective portion of that was a lot different than the year prior. They can have 2016, it was rough for us. I had sat down then and tried to write a reflective post, but it just was not coming together. It was hard to sort through everything and make it interesting and upbeat. Right now I’m in a unicorn phase where I am obsessed with my husband and what he’s doing and wearing and he can’t get in a fight with me, so I wouldn’t want to convey otherwise. I decided that better than describing what BS we went…

  • life

    Go To Work Wife

    In another life I set my alarm early, for 8 am, so I could get up and not rush to get to Crossfit at 9. After my workout, I zoomed home to get lunch ready for my husband by 11:30. My goal was typically to be showered and have my eyebrows drawn on. The afternoon was spent doing chores. Dinner was ready around 6, and Spencer and I hung out for the rest of the evening. Now my day isn’t so simple. I wake up at 5, go to the gym, get ready for work for an hour, possibly do chores, drive there, be there NINE hours. Come home. Somehow dinner…

  • life

    Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything because I’m too busy WORKING! Yes, chile- I have a job, and a lucrative one at that. Well anything is lucrative when you came from a salary of zero dollars a month. The road has been long, but I have finally made contact with civilization. It all started with one eventful week back in February. My mother-in-law had texted me after an episode of Shark Tank advising me to apply to a local company that was on the show. As did two other people. I went on the website for R. Riveter and submitted an application, which was kind of like filling…