Hey ya'll!! I know its been more than a minute since I've logged in and posted on Mrschrish.com. Almost 6 months to be exact. Sheesh!! What can I say, a girls been busy and I didn't want to just post new entries just to do it, I want whatever I post on my website to come from an organic space. I have so much in store for you all though in the near future that I can't wait to share, so please be sure to start checking in on my website regularly. Ok, getting back on track now for the reason of this post- Lately, I have been reflecting back on my 20's. In exactly 21 days I will be turning 30. 30!! I still have to get used to saying that. Lol. Any who, as I was thinking back and comparing my various years of 20. I realized how much personal growth and development took place within these past 10 years. At the start of my 20's I got my first big corporate gig working at Forever 21 and traveling globally at 20yrs. At 20 I experienced beautiful places like Dubai, and Japan. I could even buy a drink legally but your girl was definitely traveling and hustling. Lol. There's roughly only 15 states that I have not visited yet to date (I traveled almost too much when I worked at Forever 21, lol). Oh, I also got my very first apartment at 20yrs, I thought I was too grown living by myself in Long Beach, CA. I remember bottle popping A.K.A wasting too much money and cringe worthy club outfits to celebrate my 21st, 22nd and 23rd birthday, lol. At 23 I married my soulmate and best friend Michael, and moved to a completely different state across the country. Navigating my way career wise in New York to now working at Kate Spade New York as the Global Visual Manager for New Store Openings. At 28, Michael and I bought our very first home. Man, so many transitions have taken place, so many learnings, I can be nothing but grateful for God's grace and protection over myself and Michael throughout our journey. There definitely were times where the journey felt scary and unclear at times but all in all I can say that I'm pretty freaking proud of myself and where I stand right now. I would not change the narrative of my journey or story. Every occurrence has shaped me and contributed to my development, It's so strange how little I say that I am proud of myself these days. I guess its my way of not allowing myself to get too comfortable, and to remain grounded and humble. I constantly strive to challenge myself to grow, expand, learn more, and do more but right now I'm going to give myself props. "I'M FREAKING PROUD OF MYSELF!" lol. I am so excited to see and experience what 30 has in store for me. All I can say though is that nothing in my life would be possible without God's grace, love, forgiveness, prayer, and effort. I am also proud to say that I will not be celebrating the conclusion of my 20's the same way that I celebrated the intro of my 20's. No bottling popping and hot mess club outfits for me this year. Lol.