Hi, New Friend!
Thank you for stopping by! I’m so glad you’re here!
I wanted to take this time and space to tell you who I am and why I started this blog.
A few years ago, I came to a place in my life where I desperately needed the answers to the most important questions:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
I started asking these questions during a time in my life when I felt like I was defining myself by my career and when I realized this, it was time to take a step back because I knew there had to be more. Most people don’t begin to ask these questions until they’ve reached a desired level of success but not me. I began asking them while I was still trying to get there. And, no matter how much I tried to ignore it, something kept tugging at my spirit, causing me to ask myself, “Okay, once you get to where you want to be, then what?” I desperately needed the answer to this question. I needed to know if what I was putting all of my time and energy into aligned with the purpose that my life was created for. At this point, I was questioning everything, even my faith.
So, in 2014, I jumped ship. I abandoned the pursuit of my career and hid out in the wilderness (like the Israelites, but with running water, electricity, and the Internet), in search of answers to what I consider to be life’s most important questions. Of course, it was tough in the beginning because all I could think about was the fact that I had literally just walked away from every part of my life that I was building in order to “find myself.” With my full cooperation and surrender, however, God put me in a place where he could unravel and break down every single area of my existence, (what I thought I knew or wanted) in order to show me the life that He created me to live. And believe me, God is telling the truth when he says, “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…” (Joel 2:25)- I went from feeling like I had thrown everything away, to feeling like I had a brand new life, filled with new opportunities and endless possibilities! God showed me that he does have a plan for my life and it goes so far beyond a chosen profession.
With all of that being said, I created this blog because in the midst of that search and even today, my mind is constantly at work, thinking of why people and things are the way they are, why we do what we do, and how I personally, can continue to transform into the kind of human who has a positive impact on society. I also know there are other people who have been or are currently in that questioning phase of their lives. People who are seeking answers to those same questions I had and who, at the end of the day, crave inner peace and an identity that is not anchored to their careers or achievements. People who crave success in the areas of personal and spiritual growth just as much as they crave material success.
There are daily attacks on our God-given goals and dreams, self-worth, and most of all, our identity. But one thing you need to know is, God has given us everything we need to be victorious over it ALL. I pray that through reading about my thoughts and experiences on this lifelong journey, you will be encouraged and trust God to guide you along a path of personal growth in order to obtain the answers and sense of peace that only He can give you.
In addition to my brief testimony, here are a few little facts about me that you may find helpful. They are quite random but can come in handy if you want to send me presents:
- I’m a Writer/Ghostwriter, trained actress and as of 2015, I dabble in a bit of stand-up comedy.
- I’m passionate about self-awareness BUT, not self-awareness as in finding your most beneficial lighting angles for a stunning selfie. Self-awareness as in, introspection and individual responsibility, which ultimately leads to self-growth and positive contributions to our society.
- I have a deep love for red wine (Malbec 1st, Cabernet 2nd)
- I crave salty foods over sweets and sometimes I like potato chips for breakfast…don’t judge me.
- I’m a small town, country girl who has lived in America’s 2 largest cities and realized I’m a true suburban girl at heart.
- My mother keeps asking me for a Son-in-law and Grandchildren. If you know of any available, please mail them to her.
That’s about it. I hope that you find my posts helpful, whether it be for growth or humor and I hope that you come back often!