Hi, My Name is: Gabby

Hello again lovelies!

Blog post #2! I’m glad you are back for more. If this is your first visit, then hello for the first time! In this post I just wanted to share a little more about myself so that readers know who they’re listening to. I’m not sure where this one will go, so just a heads up – it could be totally mushy or lighthearted, I have no real goal for the mood of this post.

I’m Gabby! Obviously. I grew up in Northern Michigan and I am a lover of both Summer and Winter (yes, even the snow), although fall is my favorite (there may be a birthday bias for fall, who knows 😉 ). I had a pretty normal childhood, I think? I love Batman, always have, still do. I’m lucky to be close to both my parents, and my grandparents (Munga and Bumpa) who took us every weekend and during the summers. I even moved in with them when I graduated in 2012, and that has been a great help financially and just in general.

I made it through 4 years of college to obtain an Associate’s Degree and about half a bachelor’s degree. What’s my degree in? Basically everything but science and math…lol I would eventually like to be a counselor of some sort, so that’s the end goal, but until the right program comes along I’m patiently waiting on finishing school.

I have one younger brother, who is about 3.5 years younger than me, we call him Boo. I also have an aunt and uncle I am and always have been very close with, whose daughters are my ‘cousinsisters’. I’m going to be 24 this year, I don’t think I mentioned that yet. The girls are 11 and 17 this year :O which I can NOT believe. And that pretty much sums up my immediate family.

I mentioned before in my first blog post that I have a son. His name is Nash, and man, he is the best thing that ever happened to me. My surprise boy that fills my world with light and joy and wonder. I say surprise because he was just that-not planned in the least bit, but I can say without a doubt the best thing God ever gave us. And there’s Matthew, his Daddy and my best friend. I love that guy. We challenge each other and I feel like I grow so much because of him. He’s an excellent father. Sometime I’ll write something that dives deeper into the backstory on Matthew and I, and my pregnancy with Nash, but for now I’ll just leave it at a shout out to all the single Mamas out there; You are near and dear to my heart and I believe in you! Those two boys are the best. I love them so much and I am so grateful to come home to them and to share my life with them. They make me a better person and they motivate me to be my best. I could ramble mushies all about them for hours and days, so I will spare you and stop myself. I just like, really, really, really, reeeeally love them!

I’m trying to be brief and just graze the highlights of my life so that in future posts the people and events might be relevant to you, so bear with me as I continue to dump info on you and just stick to the basics of myself. 😀

Anyway, another important thing for you to know is that I am a Christian. And I don’t mean a flaky one, like I don’t just attend on Easter once a year and identify with Christianity because it’s the majority norm. I truly love the Lord, and while I may refer to or dedicate entire posts to my walk with God, I will not be forcing that down anyone’s throat. I am a firm believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I strive to be close to Him and to live my life like He did here on Earth. That being said, you also may never meet anyone as flawed or imperfect as me either. I do NOT do everything right (hello baby out of wedlock…lol) and I don’t claim to, but I try to right my wrongs and love people despite their issues. I will not be political on this site, so this is my one instance and we won’t ever go here again….

I don’t agree with homosexuality, or being transgender, and I don’t believe the government should be in my personal business. Whew. okay. So before you go and report me or slay me in the comment section, hear me out! I LOVE these people. I love you regardless of your sexual orientation, political stance, or religious beliefs, or lack thereof. I will never put anyone down because of any of these things. Jesus spent his time with people from all walks of life and loved them regardless of their past choices. So will I. I have lots of friends from all walks of life and I accept them for who they are, and if I disagree with their choices they probably know it without me having to say it, and we are friends anyway. I don’t condone their choices, but I can love them and have a civil, if not close relationship with them anyway. I believe firmly that I can learn from you, and you can learn from me if we choose to be open and honest. So please, just know that I’m not here to judge you, I’m here to love you and be an example of who I trust and love deeply, Jesus.

Yay! That’s about as heavy as it gets today…I promise! On to lighter, happier, less charged subjects!

I box! Yes, I mean the sport where I punch things, people, etc.

pu·gi·lism
ˈpyo͞ojəˌlizəm/

noun

  1. the profession or hobby of boxing.
    “I go to displays of pugilism”

Thanks Google! I started about 4 years ago. I was overweight after high school (I’ve always been the chunky girl, probably always ‘overweight’ even then too), and I mean like 190+ pounds on a 5’7″ frame overweight. I walked into the Boxing gym and they took me in, I fell in love, and the rest is history. I adore my coaches, who have trained me and taught me about no only boxing and nutrition, but about life too. I am the 2x Golden Gloves State Champion or Michigan. My current amateur record is 3-2. I am always working out, always training, and always looking to improve that record. health and fitness is a huge part of my life, and I love to cook and workout. I am VERY passionate about positive body image and have stories I’ll share someday about my own personal struggles with weight and food. If you’re reading this and you’re thinking, “Oh no, not another insta-famous “fitspo” model!”, girl, stop right there. I am nooone of the above. I got the squish and rolls and stretch marks – I definitely had a baby – and I work very very hard to get fit and slim down. So nothing but love here, and unless you want to fight me in the ring do not be intimidated either! 😉

So that’s that! Me in virtual nutshell. As I write more you’ll get to know me better. I won’t drag this thing on any longer, just know I appreciate you sticking it out to the end of this one and I look forward to sharing more with you. Thanks friends!

Until next time!

G.

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