10 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging…

It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far – and now that we’re halfway through it, here I am again! Things got a little out of control since moving north and having to deal with ACTUAL winters again, ugh. But now it’s beautiful, beach weather here and, lucky for me, my husband mounted a bunch of fans all over the garage.

So in the last few months we’ve gone through a lot of changes in our household, outside of the big move, and I think we’re finally seeing the calm after the storm.

So – what have I been up to the last 6-ishy months?

  1. I started a new job! Super randomly came across a job posting in our local newspaper (how old school of me) applied on Thursday, interviewed Friday, started Monday, boss left me for a week…. I basically do event planning across 4 markets with something going on almost every week. It’s a really small office so we’re really busy all the time – which is nice because the day’s pass quickly. Not so nice for keeping up with the blog since the last thing I want to do after a long day is log onto my computer.
  2. We went vegetarian! Continue reading “10 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging…”

History of Scoliosis – A Personal Tale

This is a bit of a long one, but bear with me. It’s a thorough background on my spinal history and a bit entertaining, at least to me!

My scoliosis snuck up on me like a shadow in the night. I was 14 and it was the spring of my 8th grade year. I was dancing and teaching dance 3 days a week and getting ready for high school field hockey starting that summer. I mention this so you can see how active I was at this time.

So my mom, being awesome, took me out of school one day so we could drive up to a really nice mall an hour away and do some spring shopping with another mother/daughter duo. We pull into the parking lot, I feel stiff but open my door and look at my mom and ask “Do I look crooked?”. My right shoulder and ear were touching – she thought I was joking. Continue reading “History of Scoliosis – A Personal Tale”

All About Alaina

Hi y’all, I’m Alaina and welcome to my Starting Lain! (Lane/Lain, ya like what I did there?). I’m a (south) Jersey girl who moved to Baltimore for college, then 9 years later, and 4 weeks post-wedding,
moved to Charleston SC. I’m a fur momma to 3 dogs, a wife, and a small business owner! Come on my journey as I improve my fitness, try out new things, compete in races, and all the other little life things that change our bodies! Life is all about new beginnings – we just have to step up to the starting line.


From the top of the couch we have Rowdy, Harper and Kona
All my loves in 1 spot. A tiny spot… Visiting family means we get real close

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