Hi! I’m Rosalie. I created this blog as a diary of sorts to write about my life -marriage, family & relationships, work, running, etc, (soon – pregnancy and parenthood). I typically share my posts on social media and then make them password protected soon after. It may seem odd but I don’t like the idea of my personal thoughts just *out there* forever. I share in case anyone relates and it helps them in some way. After I shared my Pruning (toxic relationships) post, I received a few messages from people who felt similarly and it made me glad I opened up.
More about who I am…
I grew up on Long Island. I went to community college for 2 years and finished my degree at Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s in History. All while working in a restaurant for 20-30 hours a week!
Completely unsure of what I really wanted to do career-wise after graduation, I just applied to a ton of random jobs. I ended up taking a job at a boutique tour operator. I learned a lot and even took a company trip to Portugal, Spain and France which I’ll never forget. I worked there for 2 years before moving to Virginia with my boyfriend of 1 year. I started working at a tour operator in DC where I stayed for almost 3 years before deciding to get out of the travel industry. It was a really fun job, and I again got to go on a couple trips as a perk (1 National Geographic Expeditions trip to Switzerland & the Italian Lake District, and 1 Times Journeys trip to Belgium & France). I started working at a global management consulting firm in 2017 as an EA and while its not “fun” the way my travel jobs were, the salary/benefits are much better and I just think its a better fit for me, at least for now! In 2017 I also married the love of my life, Jonathan. We had a small wedding with only 13 people total (including us and two husband-and-wife Presbyterian pastors). In 2019 we sold our condo in VA and bought our forever home in Maryland. Life in the burbs is great and we’re excited to start a family here.
Thanks for checking out my blog!