I’m scared. Just thinking about this post and writing it, has filled me with anxiety. But I’m a huge proponent of vulnerability. Showing up in truth and candor. And owning it all. Even when it’s uncomfortable. Especially when it’s uncomfortable. So I’m swallowing a dose of my own medicine. And showing up. In the arena. […]
I am scared. To write. Even though it is the very thing that gives me life and makes me breathe deeper breaths. It centers me. It grounds me.
Unraveling can happen. Layers peeled back. Writing is like watering. It gives life and opens me up like a flower’s bloom, which has closed upon itself when rooted in dry and barren soil. And although the revealing is the place I am most comfortable residing, it is also the place that strips me of my armor and leaves me standing there, naked.
There’s this harmonious space between unhealthy abandon and completely shielding ourselves; closing off our hearts from the love and beauty of this place we call home. I’ve been in both spaces. The place where I throw my heart completely up, out, over and in…ALL IN, unknowing and even uncaring about what it may get back. […]
When things get hard, it’s what we do. Right? We run. When things hurt too much, we run. When we are afraid, we run. When we listen to the voices in our heads that tell us we aren’t enough, we run. When our hearts are broken, we run. When someone […]
Bless it. The curse and the blessing of being an overachiever has overcome me. I have signed up for both NaNoWriMo AND NaBLoPoMo because I don’t want end up with FOMO. Huh? NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month NaBloPoMo = National Blog Post Month FOMO = Fear of Missing Out Doing one of these things […]
Sometimes it takes others believing in you, before you do. With the right support and people behind you, you can take that first wobbly step. Even if you’re afraid. Because you have trust in them. You believe they’ll be there for you, every step along the way. You know you can lean on them in […]
Sometimes, we need reminders. Be Strong and Courageous (Joshua 1:9) Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of women about my faith journey. I’ve done speaking engagements before, but never ever had I spoken about my faith, in a church, to a group of women I didn’t know. This was a […]
“So you climb mountains often then?” “Ah…nope. Never have climbed a whole, entire mountain.” “Oh. Okay…” This is how a conversation went at the gym the other day when I was telling someone about my upcoming expedition to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, or Kili, as they call her. Have I hiked before? Yes. Has […]
Y’all (see I’m practicing my Texas words)… I’m at the airport, where I’m delayed, headed to the IF:Gathering in Austin, Texas where I get to meet up with my longest friend in life and meet a whole bunch of new friends too! I’m soooooooo excited. Which might explain this punchy post. Anyhoo…since I didn’t find […]