Hello and welcome!
Before I go to bed at night, I have to make a hard decision about whether I should brush my teeth, wash my face, or pluck the unwanted hairs from wherever it is they decided to grow that day. There is simply no time for all of it. It’s a decision faced by most women in today's culture. Why? Because after you put your crazy, wild, wonderful children to bed, you spend most of the evening arguing with acquaintances on social media and watching youtube videos about popping pimples. All the while, you give your man a good shove, telling him that your business is closed for business, because spin class wasn’t so kind to your business. Really? Is that why?
Yes, that’s life as a woman. That’s our struggle. Or is it? Sure, it’s some of it. But that only scratches the surface. The surface of our deep, dark thoughts that continue to get pushed down by distractions, time, redundancy, and our obsession to please people. Sometimes they get downright ignored because social media offers some kind of satisfaction that our life continually ceases to fulfill.
But I realize that life is SO much more than redundancy and survival.
Is this how you want to live? Do you want to survive or LIVE?
These are the things I write about. Faith, marriage, motherhood, womanhood. Finding the little things in all these aspects life and learning to enjoy them, instead of dread them. I write about the raw, hardships of life as well as the beauty and joy of it. I also write about the beautiful places to go in this incredible life, products I love and recommend, recipes to cook that bring joy to others, how to take care of YOU, and do it all while experiencing joy. Part of growing up is learning to experience joy, even when it’s hard.
I can’t tell you enough how much I dislike those self-help books or blogs that offer nothing but fluff. "Be like me, and you'll be happy!" Nope. "Stay the way you are, you're perfect!" Ummm, no, I'm not perfect. I don't have to be, but I do want my life to be fulfilling and meaningful. How? Maybe a meaningful life means changing - GROWING! Growing in ways you never thought possible. Maybe there is that one thing in your life that you hate, like being controlling, or having insecurity, and you have done everything possible to try and change. Well, there is ALWAYS hope. But I’m not going to beat around the bush. I believe that the only hope for us to overcome our struggles, is to put our trust in God who loves us and cares about us. In almost everything I write about it, I will always include God in it, because He is the hope we need to make it through this crazy, nonsensical world.
We all have problems that range from not being able to zip up your pants one day, to standing on the brink of ending your life. Because we are individuals with individual stories, one person's struggle might be another person's bliss. This is why it's important to remember - you are not your struggles - nor should you be defined by them.
A Little about me
I am awkward and say the wrong things at the wrong times, which is why writing is my preferred form of communication; you can delete and try again. I am an introvert who also loves the company of a few special people, including my German husband whom I most days like, but all days love. We have a seven-year-old son, who most likely teaches me more then I will ever teach him, and a precious baby who keeps me super busy when I'm not at my computer writing.
I don’t share a lot of personal details about my children or husband. I want to protect their privacy. But if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask.
I started a professional music career after my first son was born, and am thankful for the opportunities and music I got to create with wonderful people. Feel free to check it out here. We have moved across the pond a few times, so between Europe and America, we have seen an abundance of the world. That doesn’t mean we will stop adventuring, even if it’s in our own backyard.