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September 30, 2019

I have worked in my new job for almost two months now. I’m not going to say where I work for privacy, but my job is to go over applications and documents to see if the product the person is applying for is suitable for their financial needs. It is a more involved job t...

September 23, 2019

My life has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for the past four months. I have been feeling for a while that my life needed some changes. The biggest change that needed to happen was that of my job. I was frustrated, bored, and not getting anywhere. I kept look...

June 29, 2019

Confession: I love makeup. I always have. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved playing with it. I loved how it made me feel like a grown-up as a kid. I can remember being a little girl and sitting in the bathroom every morning watching my older sister get ready fo...

May 17, 2019

Karen Schirmang was my 1st-grade teacher. She was teaching partners with my mom who was also a 1st-grade teacher at Des Moines Christian School in the late 1980s. She was a little lady with a big personality. She also had a big laugh. A big loud laugh. You could hear h...

March 27, 2019

Heart update:

Today I had my annual cardiologist appointment. It was earlier in the year than it usually is because I asked to see my doctor to talk about some A-fib beats I have been feeling. I have been having A-fib beats (where the heart speeds up momentarily on its...

January 21, 2019

I was asked to be a guest blogger on Help-a-Heart's blog! I got to share my story of how I came across this very important non-profit organization and what they have meant to my life. I am so happy to give awareness to them any time I can. 

Please check out my gues...

December 31, 2018

I started writing my families Christmas letters around the age of twelve. I was asked to keep it to one page if at all possible by my mom, but other than that I had full reign to share whatever I wanted to about our past year. I kept up the tradition for the first ten...

December 21, 2018

Hi all!

I went to the doctor this morning and had an electrocardiogram to check the EF (ejection fraction) function of my heart.  My EF had dropped from 40 to 30 when I came out

of the hospital which put me in heart failure category.  After several weeks of rehab a...

November 9, 2018

I love my birthday. I'm proud to get to another birthday each year. For all the insecurities and struggles I face every other day my birthday is the one day I wake up with that "Heck Yeah!" attitude. I feel powerful and accomplished that I have yet again conquered anot...

October 14, 2018

Today is the one year birthday of my book being published and available for sale on Amazon! What a crazy year it has been! I remember a time in my life that I never believed this book would get done. It was something that had been on my heart and mind since I was thirt...

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