This Month's Topic: Focus on Finance

A Change in Blessings

As I was sitting feeding Austin at 2 a.m., it suddenly occurred to me that it is Little 5 week in Bloomington, Ind. Oh, Little 5. What memories! For those of you who did not go to Indiana University, you probably don’t know what Little 5 week is, but let me tell you, it is the greatest college week ever! People are slip ‘n slidiIMG_0777ng during the weekdays, frequenting bars at 10 a.m. and, generally, skipping most, if not all, of their classes. Oh, and there is also, from what I hear, a little bike race, too. Some of my best memories are from Little 5 week at IU. In fact, that is the week that I met Kyle six years ago. We were both at a bar called Sports and had maybe had a little too much to drink, but it worked out and here we are, six years later,  married with a 4 month old.

So as I sat feeding Austin, reminiscing on my old college days, I got to thinking about how different my life was six years ago. We would go out to the bars every weekend, order pizza at 2 a. m. and sleep until noon. Now, we put Austin and ourselves to bed around 9 p.m., I get up a few times to feed him in the night and we are up around 6:30 for the day.

So different and both so incredible!

I loved my life in college and, if I could go back maybe just for a day, I would. But, with respect to my life now and waking up to my baby’s face every morning, I have to say that nothing beats it. I love my life and am so grateful for all of the experiences that I have been lucky enough to have. I guess what got me thinking about all of this is the tragedy in Boston. I think my sister’s blog about the event was beautifully written and hit the nail on the head, so I’m not going to go into it too much. I just wanted to write that we should be grateful for all of our experiences, and I hope that we can all learn not to take anything for granted. I am so lucky and blessed in my life. I was six years ago and I am today.

And, oh yeah, something about finance.

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