Well here I am a 30 something year old women, who at the age of 21 had this “idea” of what my life “should” look like and all I have to say is… LIFE threw that plan out the window doing 95mph down the highway and laughed in my face. Since I graduated college 10 years ago I feel like I have lived 100 lives (I will talk more about my “journey” later). I have learned more about myself, and this thing called life, then I ever thought I would. Within the last 2 years I have some how pulled my life together enough to buy a home, start renovating and decorating my new home, graduate from grad school (and pass my boards), start a new job and overall still try to live my best life in the magical city of brotherly love!
Now onto some small details about myself…
I am Gabrielle, I grew up in Delco (Collingdale, PA specifically), I spent my summers at the SHORE, and I went through 12 years of Catholic school. I now live in the Manayunk/Roxborough section of Philly, with my fiance and our dogs, and I still spend my summers at the SHORE. I went to Widener University for undergrad and then after a few years of working in the real world, back to grad school there. While at Widener I studied Psychology and Social Work. I currently work as a primary therapist at an Eating Disorder facility.
Why am I writing this blog?
It really started with a few ideas. One was that while I do love the finer things in life I can’t necessarily always afford the finer things! So over the the years I’ve learned to either 1. budget to get what I want 2.search for a deal on what I want 3.figure out how to recreate something on the cheap! I want to share this with everyone, my favorite thing to talk about is how I did something on my own (DIY) or how much money I saved on a product!
The second idea was that this “adulting” thing isn’t easy and I want to talk about it, everything from relationships/dating, to I tried this product and it works, too how to save time because you get stuff delivered to your house monthly. The third idea was that I love Philly and want to share that with the world! I LOVE everything… the food, the beer, the sports, the art and everything else in between! The overall goal of this blog is to let you know that you are not alone in feeling lost as you try to figure out this “adulting” thing. Hell, I’m not even sure if I know if I’m doing it right! But hey, I’m trying and I want to talk about it, share some personal stories, and some inspirational/therapeutic posts along the way!
So… “Is this how you adult?!”