About

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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.  

At some point in our lives we come to a place where we desperately need the answers to the most important questions: 

  • Who am I? 
  • Why am I here?

I started asking all of these questions during a time when I felt like I was defining myself by my career. I decided it was time to take a step back because I knew there had to be more.  Sure, I was doing what I wanted to do but was it purposeful? I desperately needed to know that. I needed to know if what I was putting all of my time and energy into aligned with God’s plan for my life.  

So eventually, I jumped ship. I abandoned the pursuit of my career, broke off an engagement (not because of this but that’s another story for another time) and hid out in the wilderness (like the Israelites, but with running water, electricity, and the Internet).  Of course, it was tough in the beginning. Whew, was it tough! I had literally put a stop to the very things I was passionate about for what some would consider, “finding myself,” and that’s exactly what ended up happening.

First, God put me in a place where he had to unravel and break down every single area of my existence. You see, this happens because His idea for our lives and His ways are a 360-degree difference from the world’s ideas and ways of how we’re supposed to do this thing called life. Once I finally surrendered and let God work, 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. Eventually, I found all of the answers I was looking for (and I’m still discovering new things to this day) by forming a closer, more intimate relationship with Him, because hey, who better to tell me about myself than the One who created me?   

With all of that being said, this blog is about that journey (that is still in progress and will be until the day I die, mind you); the experiences, triumphs, failures, wins, and losses during this transitional stage of my life and forward.  My prayer is that you will read this and walk away with a burning desire to invest in your own relationship with God through Jesus Christ and to go forward doing life with Him at the head of it because, believe me when I say, there’s no better partnership.  I dedicate this to all of the men and women on a mission to pick up the scattered puzzle pieces of life, determined to find that one missing piece that’s probably buried deep in or under the couch to complete it (of course that’s a metaphor but I know you get it). This walk is an everyday process, one in which I’m constantly growing, learning, and failing but through it all, I know I am being backed and protected through EVERYTHING because the One who created me is leading the way.

With all of that being said, welcome again to my blog. In addition to my written entries, I’ll be sharing occasional videos because sometimes my facial expressions say more than my written words ever could!

Here are a few additional facts about me that you may find helpful. They are quite random but may come in handy if you want to send me presents:

  • I’m a Writer, an Actress (on hiatus), and as of 2015, I dabbled 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.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Stephanie,

    I understand that you are just getting the proverbial training wheels off of this bicycle called blogging, but I must say that you’ve laid the foundation for something consquential. I’ve enjoyed what you’ve tendered!

    Keep it moving!

    1. Thanks, love! I’m working on it! I’m still trying to get the format the way I want it so that I can focus on writing more. Between that, work and my freelance writing, I’m pressed for time this week but I’ll make it happen 🙂 Thank you so much for even taking the time to read the few posts I’ve put up so far 🙂 I’ll have a new one up in the next couple of days.

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