This is your official welcome to my blog! Welcome! I am so glad you are here and hope you find joy and authenticity and just sense of realness here behind my words. I have lived far too much of my life attempting to have it all together. I have been a master, a true master, at juggling a bazillion hats with a smile on my face, and compartmentalizing the fear and pain I felt in the midst. This blog will be realness lived out. Hopefully you’ll find humor and transparency and honesty and laughter.
I have reluctantly made an agreement with myself and with God to start this blog. You see, I come from a family of writers. For as long as I can remember, my identity has been attached to this thought: “I am the non-writer in a family of writers. I have not been nor will I ever be a writer.” BUT somewhere along this past year, God made it clearer than clear, that HE was asking me to open my mouth, or actually my hands, I suppose. I kicked and screamed and fought Him on it. “I am NOT a writer!” I told Him. I am a stubborn one. Just ask my family or my husband. I was not going down without a fight. I tried every excuse to NOT do this that I could think of, and that bought me a few months, but when I had exhausted all excuses, He was still there saying “DO IT!” Here is the reality, don’t fight with God. You won’t usually come out on top. Ha! I have no idea why I’m really doing this and have no idea what direction this blog will go in. I suppose we will figure that out together.
Before I got started, I wanted a theme for my blog, a logo that would be consistent with my branding (as if I even had branding yet!), and a custom designed blog template. I wanted a tagline (what?!) and some dazzling new headshots. Seeing how the bloggers in my family are ridiculously good at what they do and have all those things in place that I mentioned, it only seemed logical that I needed those to get started as well. God told me NO. He flat out told me NO. Ugh! I believe He is asking me to walk out this journey while embracing my imperfection so that others may feel the freedom to walk out what they are being called to in their imperfection as well. Maybe one day I’ll have all those things and a professionally polished blog. Maybe I won’t. For now, I will write. I will breathe and I will write and I will be true to who God has made me to be.
So welcome! And enjoy!