Hey there! My name is Paige, and I started Life at 30 Something the year before I turned 30, as an outlet for dealing with our struggle with infertility.
I’ve always been one to love writing. In fact, I spent my days in high school writing poems, instead of paying attention to my teachers. Maybe that is why I am still horrible at math?
After graduating high school, I went to our local community college, and started working toward a degree in nursing. After becoming involved in a local TV pilot, I decided that nursing wasn’t for me and I wanted to work in the entertainment world. I switched my course of study, transferred to Oakland University and received my BA in communications, with a focus in broadcasting and journalism. I interned for a local morning radio show for a year and fell in love with the production side of it. That is what I wanted to do, even if it meant moving out of state to get my start in a smaller market than Detroit.
But once again, my plans changed. This time it was because I fell in love with a man named Ryan who had his roots set here, in Michigan. Ryan and I got married a few years later, and I officially became a step mom to his two sons, Nick and Will.
Over the next few years I had a couple of different jobs, mostly working at offices. We started trying to add to our family in the summer of 2014, but had no luck. Before we knew it, three years had passed and I felt absolutely hopeless.
In Spring 2017 that all changed when the company I worked for changed their benefits and added IVF coverage. In January 2018 our son, Jack was born after successfully getting pregnant after our first round of IVF.
When he was 4 months old, we got some more exciting news. I was naturally pregnant with our daughter! Maisie was born in December 2018. We had two babies within one calendar year!
Pregnancy was hard, fun, exhausting, scary, and absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with everything about pregnancy, especially labor and delivery.
After having our daughter, I couldn’t imagine going back to work. I went back to work after having Jack and it was very hard on me. We decided that with the cost of daycare for 2, and for my peace of mind, as well as bonding time it was best for me to be a SAHM while they were little.
While I love every bit of it, it is the hardest job I have ever had. Life with 2 under 2 has had it’s own set of challenges, but luckily we have an amazing support system to help out ( including our two older boys, who are absolutely wonderful!)
I am enrolled back in our community college this fall. Want to guess what I am majoring in? If you guessed nursing, then you are absolutely right! My dream is to become a labor and delivery nurse, and I am so excited about it!
In addition to writing at Life At 30 Something, I am also a contributor for Detroit Moms Blog, and was previously a contributor at The Huff Post. You can read more at the links below! Feel free to reach out to me at the contact form below as well!