I got the name the newly whale when I was getting married. My married name is Whaley, so for my wedding hashtag, I thought of #thenewlywhales. Get it? Like newly weds, but whales. Yeah… God is my life. In an existential way, but also in a personal one too. I am more than willing to talk to you about that if you’d like, please let me know. I wish I were more artistic and more than ever I feel like I’m on the search to find my most creative self. I’ve tried many things and been average at most of them. But I have a fierce love for my husband and God has brought us together in marriage, to be sure. My favorite quality about my husband is his kindness. His name is Matthew, which means a gift from God. How planned was that. Over and over Matt daily shows me kindness in little and big ways. I’m a new puppy mommy to a little fox named Kova. Really she’s a dog, but you can’t totally tell by looking at her. I’ve had several strangers ask if she is, in fact, a dog. Tom Hanks is my favorite actor (obviously because he IS the best). Chocolate is my favorite food. Not favorite dessert. Favorite food. I work in cancer research. It’s an honor to work for such an important cause. But I don’t have anything nearly figured out, particularly in regards to what I want to be when I grow up. I respect people that find their niche and chase after it passionately. That’s one of the reasons I’m here- in hopes of finding mine.