A New Adventure

Welcome!  I’m excited to be joining the blogging community and sharing more about me and my passions.  A little about me first.  I’m Melissa.  A 41 year old mom and wife.  We are raising two kids, Kylie (7) and Liam (5), and my step-son Jordan is 21.  We live in a suburb of Indianapolis.   I have lived in Indiana all my life.  I joke that I’m two degrees of separation from everyone in Indiana.  From growing up in Alexandria, attending IU in Bloomington, Ball State University in Muncie, an internship in Ft. Wayne, living in Lafayette, Brookston, and now Fishers, I feel like I can make a connection with almost anyone I talk with.

I’m an introvert by nature but I do love getting to know people.  I’m not sure if that makes sense but hopefully some can relate.  I love being at home but I also enjoy getting outside and spending time with close friends and family.

My loves include my faith, fitness, food, and frugal living.  I’m also a little obsessed with organization.  Staying organized is a little challenging with a husband and kids.  My husband Bill and I didn’t meet until I was 32.  We married when I was 33 and 9 months later we added Kylie to the family.  I’ve had to adjust my love of clean and neat with other people’s ideas of how they like to live.   But I continue to work on keeping our home somewhat organized and free of excess clutter.  Like I said, it’s a work in progress!

Other loves I have include photography, walking, 30 minute workouts, crafts, decorating, and traveling.  I also love entertaining.  I dream of one day having a large farmhouse table outside to host large dinners and parties.

I worked 18 years as a Registered Dietitian before taking a HUGE leap two months ago to become a full-time Beachbody Coach.  Both are very similar careers but I get to enjoy working from home and being my own boss, a dream come true!

Through this blog, I would love to share recipes, tips for healthy eating, fitness tips, saving money at the grocery as well as how to live on less, plus organization tips.  I’d love to share life as it is and get input and tips from other moms on how they would handle things.  I would love for you to join me in this new adventure.