We are Brittany and Melissa! Before we tell you more about our relationship, lives together, and upcoming travels, we want to share a little bit more about us individually. Brittany also known as The SuperHERO Teacher grew up in Texas. She moved to Ohio when she was 18, and went to Bowling Green State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Language Arts (fancy words for middle and high school English teacher). After college she taught high school English for 5 years before she found her passion for curriculum design and classroom makeovers. She designs resources for teachers to use on a day-to-day basis such as interactive novel workbooks and journals. As a way to give back to teachers, Brittany uses her own time and resources to flip classrooms of deserving teachers! In her free time she loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, hiking, and enjoying life’s little adventures. If you are interested in seeing more of Brittany’s amazing designs check out her website
www.thesuperheroteacher.com or Instagram @thesuperheroteacher. Melissa, also known as MJ, grew in up Michigan. She played Division 1 basketball for four years while studying Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention. After college she continued her basketball career overseas playing professionally for 8 years. During her time overseas, MJ traveled to more than 15 countries and became fluent in German. MJ retired about a year ago and moved to Florida coaching and managing at a CrossFit Gym. She has a real passion for health and fitness and loves helping others find that in themselves. In her free time she loves being outdoors and being active surfing, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling. To follow more of her journey, follow her on Instagram: @m_jeltema10.
Considering the distance between Florida and Ohio, you are probably wondering how we met. Brittany was in Parkland, Florida earlier this year flipping a classroom for a teacher and students who endured a tragic school shooting. While she was in Florida, we matched on the dating app Bumble. It almost seems like it was meant to be since the chances of us meeting were so small. Britt didn’t even realize for a few weeks that we had matched on the app. We started messaging back and forth and it wasn’t until our first phone call that we realized how much chemistry we had. Britt mostly laughed at how ridiculous MJ is, but we talked and laughed for hours. A few weeks after that, Britt flew down to Florida to visit and we clicked. Eight months of long distance, flying back and forth, we decided to take the step of living together. So MJ packed up her clothes and kitty, Monster, and uhauled it up to Ohio!
Together we want to get the most out of life that we can. We both don’t have the most traditional lifestyles and it’s a great fit. We will be dropping everything to travel abroad for roughly two and a half months together and we can’t wait. We are expecting the time together experiencing different cultures, exploring new places, and meeting new people will bring us closer together and fall deeper in love. We can’t wait for the future and figuring out the rest of our lives together.