Hey y'all I'm Taylor – I am 23, a full time student, a full time executive assistant+office manager, and I run Spartan Races. After a battle being diagnosed with celiac disease, getting laid off and surviving that hardship, and dropping out of school, I thought I had it made for blogging material. Three years and multiple less-than-successful tries taught me my trials and tribulations weren't story worthy – the journey to the other side of struggling is. It’s not just about collecting a lot of good outcomes, it's a lot more interesting to know how you get there, how many times you fell short, and what one ultimately did to win.
The thing about 23 is, no one knows how to help you. You're not a child, hell you may even be responsible for everything in your life, but you're not done growing up yet. You've got some friends starting families on purpose and some racking up frequent flyer miles to exotic party locations and never holding a 9-5 and then still some more just kind of awkwardly floating around in the middle. I am one of the awkward floaters in the middle – I work full time, go to school full time, pay all my own bills mostly on time, file my own taxes, am multiple people's emergency contact, and have decided I would like to start a family by 33... and yet I eat just string cheese for some meals, just recently had a 4-snooze weekday morning, and still have a really hard time sticking to a budget. This is my life, and I look forward to sharing it with you!
Now I'm healthy, working again and loving it, and feel incredibly blessed to have experienced what I have, because the dark times are what make the new life I'm building so freaking amazing! From the journey of what it takes to complete a Spartan Trifectas to the things I've learned about regaining financial stability, from living with an autoimmune disorder to transitioning from college kid to adult and more, I have a lot to share with y'all.
"Stay Hungry; Stay Foolish" - Steve Jobs