I am an 8th grade English teacher in my 20’s living in beautiful Orange County, California. I spend my free time working out, hanging with friends, playing football, eating delicious food, and going on any random adventure that strikes my fancy (it usually involves the beach).
At this point in my life, I can confidently say that I have “made it” according to most people’s standards: I live in paradise, I’m tenured, my health is good, and I have the financial ability to to spend modest amounts of money without thinking twice. When I was growing up in a small house in the country where the big family vacation of my childhood was a road trip to see Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands in the next state over, I could only dream about being where I am now.
I firmly believe that there is never a point where I should put my feet up and be content with where I’m at. I always want to be growing as a person, developing new skills, and becoming more and more of my best self each and every day.
This is my journey. Hopefully, it will inspire you, too.