Hi there, friend!
If you are visiting me today feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by life, please know you are not alone! You have a friend who wants nothing more than to sit down with you, grab a cup of coffee, and hear your story.
I want to wipe away the tears that fall as you wonder, “How much longer can I keep going?,” “Will it ever get better?!,” and “Why is life so tough?” Through tears and laughter, a message of hope and possibility will be shared.
Those tears you have today, are the same tears I lived with for over a decade. It was during this time that I lived life stressed out and completely off balance, wondering if anyone else felt like me.
During that time, I had convinced myself I was the only one who was struggling as nobody ever talked about how hard it was to be a working mother. It was not until I quit my job and started sharing my story that others started opening up about their own levels of exhaustion and weariness.
It was at that point that I knew I needed to start sharing my story. And so I started this blog to share the ugliness that can happen when a person lives life off balanced and stressed out. I also, however, share the restoration that can (and will) come when you invite God into your life and begin living in the world, but not for the world.
Today, I write this blog from a place of healing. The words I write are not intended for the spotlight of millions to see (or at least that is how I prefer it). It does, however, shine a light on God, the One (and only One) who brings new life.
Friend, if you find yourself needing this message of hope, I invite you to follow me. By subscribing to my blog, you will find inspiration, know-how, and permission to simplify your life, set and stick to boundaries, cope with stress, embrace self-care, find purpose and meaning in life, slow down and rest, and live life intentionally – all from a biblical perspective – the way God intended for us to live.
On A Personal Note
Because I talk about my family all the time, I wanted to introduce them to you! I’m married to my best friend! Together we love going on dates, enjoying evening walks during the warm summer months, and traveling.
Will, Anna, and Lily are our gifts from God. These bigs and littles keep me grounded in what is most important in life. I love to watch them grow and often marvel at how blessed I am to be called their mom.
As for me, I love sunshine and warm weather. Paddleboarding, listening to the call of the loons, sleeping with the windows open, watching the sunrise, and going on dates my husband brings me much joy. Professionally, I do some freelance writing and editing and continue serving as an adjunct professor in the career I called home for over fifteen years.