Friday, April 1, 2016

About Us

We want to use this post to introduce ourselves to our readers.  Our plan is write posts that are interesting, motivating, and funny.  Occasionally we may dive into some more serious topics.

Nicole
Who Am I?
I had a hard time writing this section because that is a question I had asked myself for a long time.  When I turned 30 it was almost like a relief.  There was a sudden realization that I am who I am.  I was no longer on the path of who I was going to be but I had made it.  I am an opinionated, thoughtful, logical know it all.  Thankfully over time I have actually come to realize that in fact I do not know it all. But when I know it, I know it.  I’m a little bit nerdy, frugal, girly and lazy.  Sometimes I’m too much of a perfectionist and I worry too much.  But like I said, I am who I am. And I like it.
 
Why Blog?
Honestly blogging is not the format I initially wanted to start with. About a year ago I had started listening to podcasts.  I just had a few that had been suggested to me and each time I finished with one I would search for another.  It was hit or miss. Some were great and some were not.  I kept looking for one that I could really relate to and I wasn’t finding it.  So I wanted to create something that would be what I would want to listen to; a 30 something non-partying, non-mommy podcast. Something that touched on a lot of different topics. Some deep, some not so deep. The logistics of making a podcast were just so overwhelming and Sarah had mentioned that she wanted to do a blog. So we’ve now come together to create this blog and hopefully make something that people find interesting, informative and relatable.
 
Quick Bits:
I like podcasts (obviously), I love Florence & the Machine, I like all things chocolate, I am a master at Candy Crush Saga (it is what it is), I LOVE the Harry Potter books – and I actually believe that this is an instance where the movies are nearly as good as the books!, I am a TJ Maxx freak, Pigs are my favorite animal and Rainbow is my favorite color!

 
Sarah
Who Am I?
My face is one of those RBF (Resting Bitch Face) faces so I am often misunderstood. I love running, and traveling but spend all of my time and money watching my kids live, learn, and grow through motocross. My happy place is anywhere outdoors and I feel most liberated with my bow in my hand (#TeamHoyt). I have exactly three friends, not counting my husband – and I’m totally okay with that. I’d rather write than speak and I am a huge advocate for active life-long learning. I like to think I’m a bit of a rebel, but one with a conscientious type fearlessness that produces subtle expenditures of rebelliousness when necessary. I have a strong desire to be heard and generally go to whatever length necessary to get my point across. I’m rarely uncomfortable, fairly outgoing and can adapt easily to my surroundings. I have days of sane rationality and days of pure crazy; I knew I had 'found' me the day I started owning them both.
 
Why Blog?
I strive to be an example of confidence, empowerment and patience. It has always been my preference to express myself in writing where my message can be well thought out and words carefully selected. Word choice is very important to me because I take them literally. Writing comes easy; I should have earned an English degree but I majored in Finance instead. When recently asked by a mentor at my 9-to-5 what I would choose to do if I could write my own job description, without hesitation, I responded: "Write. I want to blog" (let's just say, that's not exactly what he was expecting). In having that conversation, I realized that no matter how hard I worked or how high I might be able to climb there it would never give me the satisfaction that writing does. So, when Nicole sent me a text asking for my opinion on blog names, I basically begged her to let me in as a co-blogger. She agreed, and now here we are embarking on this adventure that will hopefully encourage others to face adversity without fear, celebrate triumph with humility and embrace strengths above fighting weaknesses. I hope to laugh some and have a little fun, too. After all, as our name implies, seriousness is more of a sometimes thing. ;)

 Quick Bits:
I love cats and pizza.  I believe the book is always better than the movie and never tire of Maroon 5 or Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dry humor is my favorite kind, I'm going to miss American Idol, and Brittney Spears was (who am I kidding? – still is) my hero. I have my CPL but don’t carry a pistol, take more pictures of my dogs than my kids, and I suck at staying in touch – like, really suck. Summer is my favorite season and hoodies are my favorite accessory.





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