My Decade

I won’t do a full decade recap but today I started reflecting on my journey from 2009 to today and it’s pretty incredible.

In 2009, I worked for a company where I loved my coworkers but hated my job as a manager at Target. I took a leap and went back to grad school to get my MBA and MIS. I sometimes worked 70-80 hour weeks and still had to go to class and do so much homework.

In 2012, I lost my mom to the negligence of a hand full of doctors and legitimately spiraled for 2 years trying to find my purpose.

In 2014, I met my purpose when I met Alissa Pagels-Minor and she singlehandedly made me remember all the things I had dreamt about. She has been my champion and cheerleader and the motivation I need to be better everyday.

In 2017, Alissa and I married in Greece in front of family and friends. My favorite part was that so many folks had never even left the United States but they all took the leap with us.

In 2018, we took a dive and moved to California thousands of miles from our families and really started to become who we’ve always wanted to be. Alissa and I are definitely givers who love helping others find their purpose. California has enabled us to give more generously to the organizations and people we love most.

All in all I am often astounded at how far we’ve come and I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years bring.

Happy new year everyone!

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