Classified Information: Work Wisdom by Becky Whitehurst

My dear friend, Becky, is not only one of the most fun people around, but she also works her booty off and has built quite the career over the past 9(ish) years.  Today on the blog, she shares a bit of her hard-earned wisdom on the topic of work and some tips that have helped her along the way.

IMG_1370In Kentucky’s school system, we had these portfolios that followed us from year to year and every year, we had to write down our desired profession. In 6th grade (or close to it) I decided I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Then I found out you’d have to go to medical school, which seemed like it took a long time, so I settled on a psychologist instead. Later in high school, I changed my mind and decided the CIA was for me. Seriously, I told EVERYONE. All over my yearbook you can find notes encouraging me on my future career as a spy. The fact that everyone knew should have been my first sign that it wouldn’t work out. So here I am in 2015 working in human resources at a law firm. I guess it is sort of a psychologist mixed with secrets, problem solving and semi covert missions…so maybe I wasn’t too far off.

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What To Do When You’re Expecting Baby #2…by Kathryn Shindeldecker

One of my favorite friends in all the world, Kathryn, is expecting her second little beauty NEXT week! Today, she shares a few tips on how to prepare your family for a second child.  And of course, provides a few laughs along the way!  Enjoy!

Hello! Thanks for tuning into my guest post on Alyssa’s site. Alyssa and I have been friends for over 10 years now. We both attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and after an initial period of “feeling each other out” for a couple months, we became very close. By the grace of God we have maintained that closeness through good time and bad. In fact, I can thank Alyssa’s previously referenced plan to meet cute boys at church for bringing me back into a relationship with God when I was feeling very isolated and lost. I couldn’t possibly not go to church when the rest of my roommates were going! Thank God for my FOMO.

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Anyway, I was really excited when Alyssa accepted my gracious invitation to be the first guest blogger on her amazing website (read: I forced myself into her awesome dream realized). First, a little about me. My husband Brian and I are lifelong Midwesterners. We’ve been married 5 years and have an absolutely amazing 2 ½ year old daughter. I work part time at a large academic health system helping imbed population health management strategies into current clinical and strategic practices (wow, did that put you to sleep or what??). Also, our family is less than one week away from welcoming a second baby girl into the world.  (At least I hope we’re less than a week away…pregnancy is about one month too long in my opinion.) Since they always say “write what you know,” I figured I would provide you all with some tips for preparing for a second child. Continue reading