Before I get things going I would like to take some time to make a few important acknowledgements. While I firmly believe that we are the designers of our own lives, I fully recognize that my journey and my experiences are uniquely mine and in most cases come from a place of privilege. Yes, I have worked hard to get where I am in life, but I fully acknowledge that many of my attributes have offered me opportunities and honestly just a leg up in life that others don't have. It's not right, it's not fair, but it's true.
I say all of this because I do not want anyone to feel as though I am dismissing their unique experience, journey or obstacles. I will often refer back to this post in my future posts, but please understand that by not addressing or disclaiming every post from here on out doesn't mean that I don't recognize it.
I also want to point out that I am in fact no expert. I am only the expert of my life. I do a lot of research and I ask A LOT of questions and I have a lot of opinions, but if you want expert advice, I am not it. I can give you practical advice and practical solutions and practical recommendations, but expert I am not!
Finally, and maybe most importantly, I am a person. I make mistakes. I will try my best to keep current and edit appropriately and hopefully not offend, but I am not perfect and neither is this blog. So if you are okay with all of this, then let's continue along.