A World Without Wifi
A year ago I was sitting on the floor of my tiny apartment, begging God to give me a direction. Any direction. North, South, East or West- I’d go. I just needed a direction & a city, because I would NEVER, EVER, under ANYYYY circumstances, live in the country. Hah. All I had ever wanted was to move out of MI. To get out of my tiny (cold) circle of the world and explore new territory. In my heart of hearts I wanted nothing more than to move to my dream city, NYC, but I knew that’s not where I was supposed to be. After a recent traumatic event, I didn’t want to be alone, but I didn’t know of a place where I knew anyone either.
Two months later I moved into a house in the middle of Nashville with a family I had never met. It was fine, it would do for the time being. As for my career? I had no idea what I was doing. I had just been hired by a team to run their social media, but in all honesty- I was 100% winging it. I had done a lot of that stuff before, growing my own account for the music career I was pursuing at the time. I had tried to start a magazine back home, built numerous websites already & I knew I loved to write, so I went for it. Before long I had a nice little pile of clients (oy that process was frustrating- but that’s a story for another time) and I was on my way to being a business owner. I made a lot of mistakes, messed up numerous times, but I just kept trying different strategies, writing new content & pushing forward.
A month after I moved to Nashville & 7 months into my “year without boys”, I met my husband. I love how God works. He takes our plans, lets them play out for awhile & then does a 180 & laughs his head off. I’m honestly not too mad about this change of plans. 😉
Flash forward 9 months later to April 6th, 2019, Dustin and I got married and moved into a small renovated house on his family’s property. Did I mention we are 30 minutes away from an *acutal* store? And wifi… we have to pull it from his sister’s house because there aren’t any more slots out here, leaving us with wifi that works somewhat horribly about 75% of the time. But what are you gonna do? 🤷🏼♀️
For those of you who know me, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been really quite on social media lately. And I have, because I’m dealing with a lot. I miss home. I miss my family & my friends back in MI. I miss having strong wifi 24/7. I miss having access to Postmates (oh how I miss that). But ya know? I wouldn’t trade my current life for anything else. I have the most loving & wonderful family who has welcomed me in with open arms. I live on a beautiful piece of property, of which I can currently hear my niece and nephews squealing their hearts out. I have the most incredible husband who, although he steals all of what wifi we do have, makes up for it everyday. However, I am still dealing with a lot of emotions & processing all of the life changes.
I’ve been realizing a lot about life lately and how important it is to spend time with family and friends and to pursue things passionately. I’ve really missed writing this last year, so I’m back it. Blogging about life as a *teenage* newlywed and business owner, processing life as I make the major shift from city living to country life, and sharing free tips & advice on how to make the most out of social media.
I’d love for you to follow along & share my story! If you ever have any questions, comments or just want business advice, please feel free to shoot me a message. I will be answering the advice column on the blog & social media every week. If there is anything you would like to hear about, questions you have about me or topics you would like me to write about, I would LOVE to hear them! Shoot me an email or drop a comment below!
Xo - Ry