For those of you that don’t know me, hello! Nice to meet you! I live in Chicago, and grew up in a suburb of Chicago… ok, I call it a suburb, but let’s be real, Burlington, IL, (or B-town as we call it) is a little west of the burbs! I partied in corn-fields and drove a classic Buick Regal, that was as old as I was. I loved my upbringing, but ever since I was a young kid I dreamed of big city life!
After college, I grabbed my bags, my bed, and a hand-me-down couch and headed to the big city of Chicago. As a lot of young 20-somethings do, I settled into the wild neighborhood of Wrigleyville. Where it was “safe”, and “cheap”, and close to
bars public transportation. I settled into an entry level finance job and was living that big city life!
Fast forward a few years… I made my first career move which would end up changing my life…My second job out of school taught me a lot of lessons about friendship, life, and love. This is where I would meet my husband Chris. What started as a fun office romance (yes, we were Pam and Jim), turned into the real deal. We married in 2011 and welcomed our baby boy in 2017! So, I am a very new mama (depending on when you read this!) and still learning the ropes (i.e. I have no clue what I’m doing, this will always be a valid point). Our son Owen was born in September of 2017…he was due in December…so that is another story yet to come! Needless to say motherhood started a lot different for me, but, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Do I have any business co-writing a blog? Probably not. I can’t even believe I just typed that. Hopefully the stories we tell, or experiences we share will give you a laugh, give you a push, or even make you take a trip to the wine store! So please, laugh with me, laugh at me. Just laugh. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my “journey” (I know, I know… I watch too much Bachelor) so far…its that life is too short to not drink Rosè on Tuesday….