Hello and welcome to The OG Chat! My name is Courtney O’Grady and this is my first blog post EVER!
Ahhh – I can’t believe I just wrote that! I have wanted to start a blog, for some time now, BUT because I was planning a wedding for myself and this handsome guy it was put on the back burner.
Now that the wedding and all its planning is over, I have been in my husband’s ear about whether I should finally take a leap of faith and do it (that is start a blog). My husband’s motto has always been “what’s the worst that could happen?” – queue anxiety. In just 5 seconds my brain can think of about 4 million ways that I/this could fail and that’s the worst that could happen. HAHA. For all my people with anxiety – you know what I mean.
I guess that’s what you get when you marry a chance-taker and you’re a total planner. I have a budget planned for at least 6 months out at a time, I plan our weekly meals with an attached grocery list, I plan our vacations and how we will save for them, etc., etc. We definitely complement each other – he keeps it fun and light but I keep us on track and in that way we’re perfect together.
So, when my husband asked me what I was going to blog about I was totally stumped. I have always loved to write and always love being able to share life’s stories with our family and friends – whether that be at a social gathering, around the table with said family and friends or just talking with my husband… I can CHAT!
That’s when I figured, what better use of a woman who loves to write, loves to talk and is a newly-become-wife than to blog about the next chapter of her life. I hope to encourage and help woman (and even men) by sharing faith-based advice, budgeting tips, how-tos on saving money, recipes, struggles, and good reads to keep this blog fun and lively! My husband and I are, also, avid Disney-goers and travel quite often so I’ll be sharing all of that with you, as well!
As our lives change and as we grow, i.e. home-buying, children, etc., I hope to share more experiences and tips with you all. I hope you stick around because we’re just getting started!