Hi! Welcome to the page where you can word stalk me – thanks for visiting my blog! 💛 We shall start at the beginning.
Once upon a time, in a cozy Barnes and Noble a little under nineteen years ago, my mother brought me to weekly story time. Skip forward, past years of discovering to read, to write, how to do both with love (and without spilling my tea) and here I am.
Disclaimer: I am young and learning, growing and moving forward. I’m here to own my (however shifting they could be) beliefs, strike a battle cry for Christ, and not be afraid to squish a few toes in the process. I’m gonna get things wrong, and I’m personally okay with that. Patience is a virtue, amiright?
I carry passion for too many things – coffee is my life blood, over-sized hoodies comfort my soul, glitter sings the song of my people, and the answer to the mysterious question of what is usually pumpin’ through my earbuds is metal 🎸 Or musicals. Or rap. Or worship. Or weird indie bands. Just under God, people drive my will to live and breathe – humanity is a beautiful, albeit messy, collective of stunning souls bursting with potential to burn as bright as supernovas.
I have a bursting excitement to lead in some sort of youth ministry capacity, and my heart aches to see the healing of the generational divide that has become a piece of our culture and history. I love to worship, take goofy photos, and I occasionally abandon as much social media as I can for undetermined amounts of time because social media iS STRESSFUL. I also love the color blue and potstickers. Have you tried potstickers? You should. Like seriously. Do it.
I also have a weird relationship with labels. I hate them, but also occasionally feel the need at times to use them in order to get my views or thoughts across. My favorite, and probably most encompassing, is Pro-Life. This means I advocate for and treasure the value of every life, born & unborn. Some of the things I want to see completely gone from our precious world are below:
- Abuse (domestic, assault, rape)
- Capital Punishment
- Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
- Human Trafficking
- Physician Assisted Suicide
- Police brutality
- Poverty Issues
- Unjust War
And it’s not limited to that list. Anything pertaining to aggressive violence toward a human being is a no-go in my personal ethic, & I believe in Jesus’s as well. I back this up with scripture, personal experience, & the history of the world; it’s one of the most important things in the world to me, and I’d love to chat about it!
While I have many strong convictions, I haven’t lived very long. But, somehow God Loves me enough to have blessed me with the people I hold most dear. I love my family, my close friends, and the love of my life (conveniently wrapped up in the form of my best friend) more than anything.
Here, have some pictures of some of them for no other reason other than the fact that THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE THEM SO HAVE A SLIDESHOW. (for those without a picture, i still love you, i promise).
Beyond anything, and most importantly, I own a Love for the truth. Honest, brutal, and painful truth. Without truth, there is no spirit, or Spirit, in anything. Without the Spirit, there is nothing. Without Love, I can’t see any worth to this life. My goal with this blog is to present you with a journal of my inner most thoughts, worries, doubts, and loves. I aim to be as transparent as possible, and to share anything and everything about my journey on this spinning planet we call home. Thanks for joining me for my messy navigation of life 💛