mental health

Who am I and what is One Day at a Time?

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be starting a blog. I need a creative outlet after my past week of finals because whew were they stressful. First I’d like to take some time to tell you all about me, so here goes:

I was born and raised in Wisconsin (so yes, I love cheese lol) by two amazing parents. My family is super amazing and where I feel the most comfortable. I have two younger siblings, a sister and a brother. I’m very close to both of them, and am so grateful that God blessed me with them. I have a Teddy Bear dog, named Teddy who is seriously the cutest being on Earth. We are complete best friends. Wisconsin is cold, so in the winter I usually stay indoors, but I still enjoy taking Teddy for walks. If there’s enough snow we usually go sledding at my grandparent’s in the country over winter break. Summers in Wisconsin have gotten increasingly warmer, so a pool is a must. I go camping with my boyfriend and his family two times during the summer and we fish, kayak, hike, and much more. This is always something I look forward to in the midst of finals week! I love love love to be outside and in God’s beautiful creation! My family spends a lot of time together during the summer as well by hiking, swimming, going to zoos, or traveling.

I’m currently a sophomore in college majoring in English education and minoring in Spanish and ESL. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring young souls. I love to read and discover hidden meanings in literature; my favorite classes at school are definitely my English ones. I’ve loved reading since I began at the age of three and that love continues to blossom. I also really love the Spanish language. I was taught Spanish from grade school through high school, so it just became something routine (and I’m a routine kind of gal), so I decided pretty impromptu one day that I would minor in Spanish because why not? And now I’ve fallen in love with it. Not only will this minor help me communicate with others, but I can use it to complete my minor in English as a Second Language education. I will then be able to help others who speak Spanish learn English.  

Another important aspect of my life is God. I was raised in a Catholic household, went to Catholic schooling my whole life, and ironically picked a Catholic college to also attend. So you could say God’s had a hand in the way my path has twisted. My sophomore year of high school my sister transferred to another grade school because of bullying issues. The school and church community my mom had found was Lutheran. Now my sister attends the Lutheran high school in town and my brother attends the grade school. Now, my family and I attend the church services here on Sundays. God has given me a way to see Him from two religious lights and I’ve learned quite a lot about who He is and what I believe.  

So there’s a little bit about me! I hope to share aspects about my life and lessons I’ve learned in this blog. First I can share with you all how the name of this blog came to be:

My first year of college last year was super anxiety ridden. I have many anxiety disorders and am currently working to better them (so far so good!). Last year was a different story. Spending weeks away from home was not ideal; in fact I’ve come home every weekend since school started last year. The night before classes started my family helped move me in to my new house. (I nanny for four children and live in the basement, but that’s another story). My boyfriend arrived as well because my school does a picnic with fireworks to celebrate the start of a new school year, so we planned to go. My family left and I was distraught. My boyfriend encouraged me to go to this picnic, so we showed up, walked through campus, and left because it was too overwhelming for me. Instead we went to Culver’s (a Wisconsin go-to). After we went back to my place and he helped me organize my closet. Soon it was time for him to leave and I was on the verge of tears; I didn’t want to be alone. Then he said three sentences that became my motto for the subsequent school year: “One day at a time. One class at a time. One question at a time.” Once he left I wrote this on my white board and it remained there the whole year. Every time I had a fear or doubt I would look and be reminded that it’s just “one day at a time”.

And there’s part of my story! Thanks for reading and welcome to this crazy, blessed life of mine!

Also here’s my dog, Teddy (I thought I’d share how cute he is!)

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