I am a wife, mother, sister, friend. I am kind, tenderhearted, passionate, and skittish. I am an herbalist, writer, reader, artist, essential oil lover, animal lover, and bead enthusiast.
I believe in Jesus, love, and “All things work to the good for those that love him”. I believe in lifelong friends, loyalty, and helping each person reach their best.
I want to make a difference. I want to create, inspire, grow, and live this exciting life. I want to be perfect but am trying to get over it.
I love growing things, creating, reading, writing, helping others. I believe in being empowered and having been powerless in the past, I hope I can help someone find theirs. I love my family, friends and pets more deeply than they know.
I am afraid of failure, confrontation, rejection, and traitors. It is hard for me to reach out to others. It is very hard to trust but I am getting better.
I look and act brave. I have 20 projects in progress. People think I am super organized and have it all together and that I get tons of things done. What I look like is not necessarily who I am.
I am complicated.
I recently read a book that impressed me greatly. Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life. While most of us (me included) don’t advertise our imperfections because of fear of rejection and judgement, the woman in this book decides that by sharing her true self-that is when her relationships with others become real. That also allows her to let them be real and accepted. In that climate-people can help each other. I have had things in my past that are difficult that some people know about and those that has given me the opportunity to speak to others to help them so I know that this can work. I don’t think I have worked very hard hiding my imperfections but I have decided to be more open about the things I struggle with. Maybe I can help someone-maybe they can help me.
This is a new year (I know, I know, it is end of February already) and while I do not have resolutions, I am trying some new things. My new blog is one of them and this page is my rather unusual introduction. Check out my brave attempt at audio below.
Feeling brave? I would love to know more about you. Maybe you can share something you have not shared before, be vulnerable. You can comment below or contact me privately. I would love to hear your voice.
Sending out a big thank you to Mychele Boardman for all her help in getting this blog going.