Girl, Let’s Be Friends!
I’m one of those girls who wanted to be a writer as soon as I could read picture books as a little lady. I’ve been blogging for ten years across a variety of platforms, all the while speaking my truth. Though my career aspirations changed in middle school, when my aunt’s lavish wedding sprouted dreams of making a life as a wedding planner, and again in high school, when my love for arguments convinced me that I’d been born to be a lawyer, I’ve always been a writer at heart. I write to document, to inspire, to make sense of my world, to cheer others on, to seek guidance, to cope, and to reflect. I now work in higher education and write about my wide-reaching opinions on the world, my faith, my battle with anxiety and depression, my home, my children, and more.
Some of my most favorite things:
- sitting under a soft blanket beside a fire
- loving on my dog, Nellie, by scratching her furry, floppy ears
- yelling at the TV while cheering on the Washington Capitals #ALLCAPS
- lesson-planning (REALLY!)
- holding hands with my husband when we’re driving together
- dreaming, DIYing, and decorating my home
- equipping and encouraging women to feel brave enough to share their stories
I am a lover of grammatical sentences, wild orange hot tea, women changing the world, my husband Jordan’s cooking, my mama’s homemade hot cocoa, Jesus, podcasts, snuggles with my six-year-old Lionel, memoirs, building DIY projects with my brother, my youngest son Quincy’s kisses on my nose, and my Golden Doodle Nellie’s soft fur.
Are you tired of fighting the desire to share your story?
If so, you’re in the right place.
I’ve been teaching writing for nearly a decade, and I’ve been a storyteller much longer. I believe that the desire to tell our stories bubbles up within all of us at some point in life, and if you’re ready to answer that call, I have the tools and two clapping hands that will gear you up and cheer you on.
I was recently profiled on Keloland Living, where I shared the purpose behind this site and why I feel called to share my stories and to empower others to share their own truths. Take a look!
In addition, my writing has been featured by Design Mom and Mamalode, and our 2010 wedding has been featured by A Practical Wedding and Oatmeal Lace Design.