I am so excited to begin sharing my weekly insights with you! But first, I want to take a moment and share a little bit about myself, you know, so we can skip the whole awkward introduction "what do you like" phase and move on to the more interesting and important stuff.

So, here's everything you need to know about me (for now at least).

I am a junior at Missouri State University, Go Bears! I am majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Management and minoring in Español. I am a manager at Old Navy, my official title is Business Operations and Training Specialist if you want to get technical, but aka I do the hiring and training for our store amongst other important managerial things.

I am studying abroad this summer for three weeks in Granada, Spain, so you can expect some of my future articles to be all things travel and Spain. Also, fun fact, I have never been out of the country so this will be a learn as you go experience for me!

I recently got engaged in October 2018, so I am in the midst of planning a wedding, super exciting! My fiancés name is Trevor and we have been dating going on eight years- I will go into greater detail about our story and how we met in the future (there's some good stuff in there), but for now this is all that you need to know. ;)

In no specific order- travel, coffee, Jesus, shopping, reading, ice cream, wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby, horses, and photography are my favorite past times. I am always on the hunt for a coffee shop and a good book. I am also a fan of all things Dachshund (yes, I'm one of those people with an obnoxious bumper sticker of a Dachshund on my car).

And last, but not least, I am from Bentonville, Arkansas, or better known as the land of Wal-Mart and Crystal Bridges now days.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and officially welcoming me to Odyssey, I am so happy to be here and I am looking forward to writing for you each week! :)