Who is Ellie?

When stumbling upon this blog one might ask, well who is Ellie and why should I care? For my first post I am going to lay it all out there for you, who I am and why I am here. That sounds like a little too much information, how about I just give you an overview?

I am a 24 year old Pilates instructor in the great state of Alaska. I have been in many roles in my 24 years on this earth, while not all at the same time they brought me to this point. I’ve been a competitive figure skater, a southern state college student, a former pageant girl, a ¬†graduate student, the list goes on and on. I have had my fair share of falls and triumphs, but I can tell you that’s what has made me strong. What I have learned on this relatively short journey that I have lived so far is that while the past propels us forward, we cannot simply rely on our previous achievements.

Some of us have felt lost at some point in our lives, and I have been told that one of these moments comes right after you have finished college. With most of our lives structured on a set path up until college graduation, when we are set free to fly some of us stumble out of the nest unsure of our next steps. Adulting is hard. I have been fortunate enough in my life to have many mentors and people who have helped guide me. Not a single one of them has told me that their lives are easy or that they feel like they have complete control of their life. As soon as I came to the realization that everyone is always trying to figure out their next move and how to be a decent human being in this world, while still achieving their goals, I was finally able to focus on my future.

If you are on this journey, trying to make that transition from college to the real world, then come along with me! From fashion, to current events, second undergraduate degrees, graduate school applications, fitness goals, personal struggles and everything in between, welcome to this journey we call life.