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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be a part of an ATHENA luncheon. The ATHENA leadership model focuses on eight tenets: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy, and Learning.

I recently came back from my honeymoon on the beautiful island of Jamaica. It was wonderful in every way, and it was such a thrilling adventure to get out of the country and go to an exotic place that I'd never been to. 

I recently read an article entitled, Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says. And so say churchgoing Christians in the eighteen to fifty-nine age range, according to the National Health and Social Life Survey. The main reason behind these stimulating results is that couples who attend church together on a regular basis, especially weekly, feel more loved during intercourse than couples surveyed who rarely or never attend church together.

Pioneering through your last years of college is a time of growth, experience, and self-examination. For me, it has been a time where I indulged wholeheartedly into those late-night conversations about life, the future, and where exactly I fit into this grown-up working world. 

For the past eleven months, I've been planning a major event: my wedding. I would consider myself an emotional person (I'm often misty-eyed and reaching for a tissue after interviewing sources for West Michigan Woman articles, and everyone in the office is used to it). But I never knew the range of emotions I could experience until now. I've gushed, squealed, fumed, and sobbed. And sometimes all in the same day …  

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