Transformation Tuesday | Part Deux | Hockey

Throughout my career, I’ve heard and reiterated the saying that “the only constant is change” and I believe the same can be said for life. Growing up, I was blessed to have the benefits of being an only child and the perks of an extended family, with my dad’s seven brothers and sisters and all of my cousins. There were four cousins in particular that we generally spent more time with. These boys I pretty much idolized and they all played hockey. So, I, of course, wanted to play hockey. Said Boys Playing Hockey But at that time hockey wasn’t really a girl’s sport, and after playing soccer and being the only girl, I just accepted that was the way it was. But more importantly, my dad made false teeth and I didn’t really want to own a pair, so I just let it go and moved on with other sports – lots of sports. But times have changed and this year, my twins (the Ducklings) decided to give hockey a try. Now, I might be more excited about this development than they are, and in my excitement, I connected with someone who helped me rekindle a “want.” She mentioned an adult “breakfast club” to learn how to play hockey and immediately sent me a link. When I signed up the Ducklings for spring hockey, I also signed myself up. The journey included getting my equipment, some used and some new, and much to my excitement, I wear junior skates, so I was able to buy new ones that were relatively affordable and have an awesome reputation. Check out...

Transformation Tuesday | Part Un

Throughout my career I’ve heard and reiterated the saying “the only constant is change” and I believe the same can be said for life. So this post is the first in a short series on transformation… For as long as I can remember, I have loved shoes (my Twitter handle @QoSWhit, Queen of Shoes). It started with a pair of open-toed heeled mules that my mom gave me for dress up, passed through a pair of gap flower shoes with coordinating jackets (in high school) and has quickly accelerated into a desire to own Prada, Louis, Chloe and more. Along with shoes, I also like clothes and try to be and think fashion forward… I was one of the first in Michigan to own Get Used jeans. My Grandma took me on a cross-country trip to meet my cousins in California and I spent all my travel money on a pair of jeans! But somewhere along the line, I lost a bit of my mojo, whether it was the transition to business casual or the fact that I’m usually freezing, some of my outfits just weren’t cutting it. I woke up dreading my closet and knew the answer wasn’t spending more money. In fact, I briefly considered simplifying my closet after reading Matilda’s “Why I Wear the Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day”. Anyone out there have those same thoughts? But I knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn’t be happy wearing the same thing and most definitely wasn’t wearing the same shoes. So instead, I called in some help from Courtney who runs The Styled...