I’m Hilarie, the creator of Positively Panicked, and I’m so thrilled to have you visit and read about my daily adventures. My very first adventures began in my backyard as a little girl in small-town Texas. In college, I ventured to Disney World in Orlando where I met my own Prince Charming. The two of us have since traveled the world (20 countries and counting!) and lived in Albania for a year where I began my very first blog, Adventures of a Teacher. Life then took us to New York for a couple of years, where Positively Panicked was born and we now call our country home in middle Tennessee “home”.
I taught little ones for 6 awesome years, but I am now mostly a stay-at-home-Mom to our first baby, Luna, who was born in January of 2014 and our baby boy, Dash, born in June of 2017. We have a tiny dog who barks too much that we adore and consider our “first pancake” and a naughty kitty whom our daughter named Petunia Kite. Our new adventure as parents and homeowners have proved to be more frightening and enlightening than perhaps any other wild trip to a new country, and we are loving it.
I also happened to have a panic-attack-anxiety-driven disorder which I like to think of as Excitedly Overwhelmed. So, sometimes I’ll share my excited outbursts with you and share how I deal and learn to accept it as a part of my life. I strive to find a little adventure and a positive outlook each day and hope to inspire you to do the same. I share the daily ups and downs, tips on how to travel and enjoy it, reviews of my favorite events and products and my honest opinions of it all.
I love to have daily adventures, I love coffee, writing honestly (with poor grammar), spending my money at Sephora, tacos, DANCING, working out, eating pb&j straight from the jar, ridiculously hot baths and Gilmore Girls. I try really hard to be positive, even while panicking, or maybe especially while panicking…which brings me to this blog…Positively Panicked sums me up perfectly!