04/16/2018: Remember Me?

Guys. What is happening? I went to look at my blog thinking just a few months have passed since the last time I gave an update and I find out that it has been WELL over a year… holy moly! Time has been flying by. 😅

I guess I should start by giving you a few updates since quite a bit has happened since we last spoke.

First, and most exciting, Michael and I are ENGAGED!!! Woo! This happened WAY back in May of 2017 and we’ve been slowly chipping away at wedding plans ever since. I’ll share the full story in another post someday. 💍


Second, I’ve been working my way up the corporate ladder at my current job in the marketing world and have received 2? maybe 3? promotions since we last spoke and I am currently the Social Media Manager for an amazing marketing agency in beautiful Banker’s Hill. All of my roles have been challenging, but SO rewarding. If you’re in the San Diego area and looking for a killer marketing job, hit me up… we’re growing like crazy!

Let’s see, some other quick fun updates: I got a new car ALL BY MYSELF and reached peak adulthood, I got into a weekly workout routine and am feeling a lot more energized and healthy, I went to Disneyland and Universal Studios, hiked in Utah, watched the Bachelor for the first time… so many new experiences. I need to document more so I can remember everything!

Which brings me to the purpose of this post. I started this blog with a one-track mindset of being the best darn essential oils blogger I could be (ha!) and over time that evolved into essential oils, crafts, and other hobbies, and now I am evolving again! The photo above is my vision board full of passion projects I plan on pursuing over the next 5 years. They range from getting healthy(ier), getting married, making money… possibly adding on to our family? 🤭 In other words, a lot of general adulting is about to go down and gosh darn it, I just want to share my experiences, what I learn, what works, and what I wish I had known before I started, because if we’re being honest here, it’s kind of scary not knowing what the future holds (like how the heck anyone can afford to buy a house just blows my mind right now)!

Anyway, if you want to join this journey, it’s better with friends! Add me on Instagram [@bridgetbalanced] and tell me everything is going to be okay 😂 ☺️



9/17/2016: Quick Life Update

Wow, it has been awhile since I last wrote a blog post here on Good Karma Living… about 5 months to be exact!

I have really missed having a creative outlet and am so thankful to have some extra time on my hands to get back into writing, creating and DIYs.

Just so we’re all on the same page here, I thought I would give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to these past months!

Last 5 Month Timeline:

  • I was laid off back in April/May when the company I was working for went out of business.
  • I spent about a month and a half in an interview process (this was the only company I was interviewing with at the time) for this amazing job that was going to provide higher pay, generous bonuses and a flexible work schedule. It was in the hospitality industry, an industry I am quite familiar with, and I was almost offered the position until…
  • I had a change of heart, and decided I needed to give the marketing industry another try and grow my skill set while I’m still young, flexible, and have no crazy expenses to worry about. SO, I interviewed with another great company and accepted a position with lower pay, a crazy workload, but still some awesome benefits.
  • Since landing my new position I have been CRAZY busy, i.e. leaving the house by 7am and usually not getting home until 6-7pm, at which time I walk my dog, make some dinner and pretty much crash! Weekends I spend catching up on house chores, catching up on sleep, and occasionally doing something fun and/or relaxing to unwind!
  • Now, about three months into this new job, I am finally feeling comfortable with my new routine and managing that crazy workload. That pretty much brings us back to presesent time where I am here, actually writing a blog post!