Back to the beginning..
Updated: Feb 10
Family, friends, fans and whoever comes across my blog, welcome!
Those who know me would say I am an outgoing person, but never one to share lots of personal stories with people I am not close with. So, this blog will be a new adventure for me where I expand my comfort zone. I realized I have so many stories about the pretty amazing experiences I’ve had (and some not so amazing…) I’m at a point where I feel I can share my life and maybe even connect and encourage others who have faced some of the same obstacles as me. So, I’m here to share and hoping we’ll relate whether it be through favorite foods, battles faced, or music tastes I am all here for it.
I thought I’d start by sharing my story. I was born and raised in Palatine, Illinois, a northwest suburb right outside of Chicago. I have two amazing parents, an older sister, Brittany, and an older brother, Adam. This means I am the baby of the family, AKA “the golden child.” I am totally kidding, the things my brother and sister have accomplished already in their lives amaze me every day, and I am so proud of them.
When I was younger I would get sooo angry when people called me the “baby,” but I’ve come to realize there are perks being the youngest. At first when I would hear "baby", I thought people would treat me like one, but it was just a phrase. I really enjoyed having an older brother and sister, I got to learn a lot from them. They were protective but super fun at the same time.
My parents are the reason for all of my success, I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without their guidance, support and love they have given me throughout all of my years. If you ask them who I got my athleticism from they would both say themselves. My dad was a really good baseball player and my mom just pretty athletic overall. My whole family has always been into sports, and I have been an athlete my whole life. My siblings as well as myself played multiple sports growing up, you could say my parents stayed busy with all of the games and practices. A lot of people ask me where “number 2” came from. I will have to admit my sister started that and then my brother followed and then I always thought it was a cool number as well. So, number 2 has just been in the family for all of these years, it is weird when one of us doesn’t have a number 2 on our backs.
We are a very competitive family to say the least. Family game nights still get very heated, even if a simple card game is being played. A few tears, laughter and a whole bunch of good memories come from game nights. Some of our family and cousin favorites would be Monopoly and a card favorite is “Old Heck”. A card game that we would play at almost every family gathering, my grandparents would love playing that game.
Hopefully, you know a little bit more about me after reading this. Stay tuned for more personal stories, my past, future and present life! Very exciting to be sharing this journey with y’all!