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 16: Summer Update

Hey Friends! Wanted to give a quick summer update, we’ve been so busy this summer just trying to soak up every minute we can. We’ve had lots to celebrate with birthdays, baby showers, new babies, and weddings, we even had to say some hard goodbyes. Life seems to be moving so quickly these days, it’s so nice to have a day to slow down and just relax. My biggest hope for you all this summer is you are taking in every bit of sunshine and joy this season can bring and do your best to engage in every day to the fullest! Two things I forgot to include in today’s episode were follow-ups on my friends Emily Sexton and Leann Podskalan who both got the jobs they were waiting for! So proud of these girls and looking forward to seeing them embark on their careers!

Episode 15: Life is Never How You Plan it with Leann Podskalan

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I think there are many of us who in our young naive years had expected we would grow up, get our dream jobs, marry the person of our dreams, and start having babies. All of course by the age of 22 or so. Much like myself, Leann had expected life to go in the direction she had planned. Unfortunately, that’s not realistic, and Leann learned quickly that life isn’t always perfect or fair. From her career changes and adjustments that ultimately brought her to and through nursing school to living in a different state than her husband. It’s clear to say she’s learned how to alter plans and keep moving forward. Listen as she shares her journey through different jobs, nursing school, and as she opens up about the challenges of living in a different state than her husband. How they made it through that challenging time.  Leann is a joy to be around and I am blessed to have a friend like her. Hope you all enjoy!

Episode 14: Sororities, Law School, & the Feeling of “Always a Bridesmaid” with Emily Sexton

sexton.jpgEmily Sexton is one of the biggest “go-getters” I know. Her determination and hard work got her through the University of Michigan, where she mastered being the president of her sorority and making long lasting friendship, to pushing outside her comfort zone and moving to Florida by herself. She always knew she would make her way back to school after her undergrad, which is where she began the long road of law school after another move. It wasn’t easy and through the stress, she watched as many of her friends got engaged and married and some even starting families. That feeling of being “behind” is hard to ignore, but ultimately she took the path that was right for her. Now it’s time for the Bar exam and time to plan her own wedding. We all need to send her good vides over the next couple of weeks! Hope you all enjoy today’s episode.

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.