So, as you know, I have detailed plans for my life. I know what I want my life to be like. I know exactly what I need to do to make my dream a reality. And I am great at sticking to a plan!

On December 23rd, 2020, my Loubug and I bought a fixer-upper. A beautiful house in Irvington that needs a ton of attention. And a week later, I got pregnant. Pregnancy—was not in my plan. A baby—not in my plan. Raising a human being for at least 18 years—not in my plan.

Now, my beautiful baby Ella is here. And I am in love. All of my old plans? Adjusted. Changed. For the better. All of my goals? Adjusted. Changed. For the better. This is the first time in my life, a roadblock to my plan that caused me to pivot—is making my life exponentially better.

I guess the life lesson I learned (and am still learning) is that life can not go according to plan and sometimes it takes us on a path that’s even better than we had planned for ourselves.