Hello World. My name is Jill, you have come to this page because you want to know more about me, so I suppose this is where I tell you how incredibly interesting I am, huh? Truth is, I am just another 30 something trying to make my way through motherhood and the roller coaster that is life. My only hope for this blog is to help you find the blessings in your everyday life, even if it is a messy life. My messy life includes my husband, Shain, 1 year old daughter, Rocklyn and dog, Wyatt. They are my everything.
What do I do?
By day, I am the Assistant Director of Admission for the University of Colorado. I live in the Chicagoland area working with students in this territory through the application and admission process. I have been in Admission for almost 9 years and I love it. Seeing as I had my own struggles in the college search process, I love being on the flip side and helping these young whipper snappers through this exciting new chapter of their lives. Not to mention, I get to visit my happy place several times a year (the mountains).
My side gig is also something I am extremely passionate about and it is what my college degree was actually focused on. I did a lot of personal training early on in my college and post college years and worked at many different big gyms as well as smaller studios. Recently however, I have put my fitness focus on Moms. Being a new Mom myself, I know how hard it can be to fit workouts in, or anytime at all for yourself. I am so honored to be a part of a fantastic company called FIT4MOM which provides all kinds of workout programs geared towards Moms in all stages of Motherhood. Currently, I teach Stroller Strides which is a stroller based workout that is super fun for your kiddos and is a great way to get your body moving. It is also great quality time I can spend with my daughter!
Of course I have my own hobbies, most of which involved some sort of physical activity. When organized sports finally came to an end for me after college (insert sad face), I needed something to keep me motivated. So I got into more serious running, Crossfit and started doing marathons & triathlons. I try to run some kind of race or take part in some kind of competition to push myself every year. When I am not spending time with my family or running or Crossfitting… my nose is usually stuck in a book…or my journal.
Do you feel like we are best friends now? I hope not, because that would be creepy. However, I DO hope that you are interested enough to continue to follow my blog and maybe even be inspired along the way. Happy reading, stay blessed in the mess 🙂