Ahh, it's that time of year again...SUNFLOWERS! Only one of the many beautiful things that Northern Michigan is known for in the summer. The vast fields of bright yellow sunflowers cover the country roadside. Cars parked along the road shoulder to snap a picture with not just one, but millions of them! Where Kwin and [...]

Dear Mom, Where do I even begin...from the beginning you have always been there for me. You went  through hours of painful labor, had countless sleepless nights, and endured my famous childhood temper tantrums. We bickered a lot in the teenage years, and did not always see eye to eye.  Yet, you still seemed to [...]

Oh the notorious saying "Early Bird gets the worm," something I was told quite frequently while growing up. I, like most young kids, would usually laugh and respond saying "I'd rather sleep." It was not until college that I my mindset changed and I truly started appreciating early morning wake ups. I find that mornings [...]

2016 was a year of ups and downs. I faced many mental and emotional challenges within myself. However, with the help of family and friends I was able to work through the obstacles and make 2016 one of the best! I graduated with my Bachelors in Nursing from Grand Valley, officially moved up to Northern [...]