Episode 18: Keeping Strong with Dora Wiersma

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It was the best of times and the scariest of times… I’m telling you, Dora’s story of faith and focusing on the future is one of the hardest things I have heard. From learning they are expecting there first child to her husband discovering his cancer; emotions were everywhere. Dora shares about her husbands fight through cancer, as well as herself fighting to stay strong through the most trying time in her life. All the while, she prepares herself for motherhood, in the little spare time she had. I am absolutely blown away by her strength and honesty. I am so thankful she was willing to share it with you, hope you all find encouragement and strength from it yourselves!

 

Episode 13: Refresh with Me

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Hey Guys! Just me for today’s episode. I wanted to do a quick follow up for several weeks without a podcast episode. It’s safe to say life got busy, as it does for everyone. I apologize for not getting something to you sooner, but Living Twentyish is still here and the episodes are still recording! Some days it’s just hard to stay focused, it’s hard to find the motivation, and it’s hard to make the extra time. However, in the end, this has been my desire and deepest passion and I refuse to let excuses or lack of motivation at times get in my way of pressing on. So thank you for the support, thank you to those who have reached out with encouraging words. This week we are calling it a refresh as I get myself back on track.

Episode 10: Mother’s Day with My Amazing Mom

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I’m posting a day earlier than usual, but it’s just too fitting to miss out. I know you are all busy with your own Mother’s Day plans, but when you have a chance I promise you this episode is worth the listen! My mom shares her incredible story of how she entered her twenties. I already knew my mom was the strongest women I know, but after learning even more about her struggle I am more captivated and astonished. She had to escape a cult and run away to a new town with nothing but the clothes on her back. She begged for a job and a place to sleep, which gives me anxiety just thinking about. But SHE DID IT! She started a new life for herself with her faith in God that directed her paths and kept her safe when all the odds were against her. It amazes me all that she has gone through and raised us 6 kids with my dad in a loving and supportive home that I will cherish forever. I can only hope and pray I set that same example for my daughter and provide all the love and support I have had my entire life for her. Happy Mother’s Day, mom, you are truly an amazing and wonderful Mom, Mimi, and friend to us all. We love you!

Episode 9: New City, College, and Careers with Miranda VanVolkinburg

VanVolkinbugEntering her college days, Miranda knew she wanted to try something new. To find that independence, but still be able to drive home and visit family on the weekend. She found the right college and began her degree. Like many of us, majors changed, she met a boy, and the hunt for the right career was underway. After marrying at 21, she adjusted to the challenges of different career paths and now launched her own business. Listen to her story, as it’s one most of us have experienced or are experiencing now. We make a lot of big decisions in our 20’s and Miranda has learned and grown from each one.