Welcome to Striving for Balance

I am so happy you’re here <3


The Backstory

Striving for Balance was initially the Madison Dorenkamp Blog.  Over time, it’s developed into a bigger vision.  I created the blog in 2018 and decided I wanted the brand to be bigger than my name by 2021/2022.  I created Striving for Balance for the girl who is working toward being the best version of herself and living her best life on her own terms.  Throughout this blog, I share everything I have learned over my 29 years that I think you might find valuable, a friend, or some enjoyment.

Who Is Madison?

Hey Y’all, I’m Madison. I launched my lifestyle blog in February of 2018 with really no direct purpose other than I was lost in life, and decided a blog could help me find myself which in a weird way, I guess it has. Like me, the blog is always evolving.

Since starting my blog, a lot has happened in my personal and professional life. I became an aunt for the 4th time to another beautiful little girl, I moved across the country (Pro-tip pack sooner than 1 day before you’re planning on moving FML that was a silly choice, but that’s another story), and I have yet to figure out how to get all of Hartli’s

fur our of my car or even off of my black clothes. (Hartli is my 8 year-old husky).

If you asked me to describe myself in one word, I’d tell you I’m a hustler. Being a hustler has proved to be helpful in my professional life over the past few years. I won Miss Colorada USA on my 5th try and started a business in the roofing industry. TBH at one point, I thought I was lazy because I hated every job after about 5 months…. turns out I was just in the wrong career. I love cuss words but won’t cuss around anyone older than my parents because of respect and in some weird way, I think I might get my mouth washed out with soap (yep, that’s what my dad used to do and clearly it didn’t work). Also, I HATE to dream, not like daydreaming or goals, but dreaming when you sleep. It’s just not my thing. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m an avid oversharer who is hoping that this blog provides you value and a friend.

Again, I’m so happy you’re here! <3


Madison Dorenkamp

Madison Dorenkamp

Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Blogger

Welcome to the Striving for Balance Blog! I created this blog for every girl who is striving to be her best while balancing her busy life.

Madison Dorenkamp

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