Welcome to My Blog About Living Life Authentically
I run a Christian blog about finding yourself, discovering how to utilize your God-given talents and passions, mental health (you can have Jesus and a therapist, too), and navigating this crazy world while growing closer to God.
I’m a planner, and once I make a plan, I see it through. I grew up always knowing that one day I wanted to be a teacher. I did a small research project in my 8th grade social studies class and decided where I was going to attend college. In high school, I participated in… Read more
A swivet is a riptide. Panic consumes you. How do you stop from drowning? Hopelessness smothers You need to reach out But exhaustion weighs you down. It’s Purgatory Your soul is crushed, confined. You can’t escape. Life’s despondency. You don’t want to die But you can’t go on living. I have been feeling really… Read more
Today, I had a therapy appointment. I’m so glad I did. After yesterday, I felt so lost and confused. I was trying to be still and listen, but I just felt defeated. I was ready to just give up and stay put – but I can’t get so used to pain that I forget happiness… Read more
I had my first interview since starting my job search. It went well, but not how I thought it would go. I pictured sitting in the room being filled with excitement and passion as I learned more about the position, much like while interviewing for teaching positions in the past, but that didn’t happen. I… Read more
I saw a post on Facebook that said, “If you aren’t in love with teaching anymore, you shouldn’t teach.” And, truth be told, I’m not in love with teaching anymore. BUT days like today, I have the thought, “Maybe I should stay.” Today, several children decided they trusted me enough to give me hugs as… Read more
She had always known where she belonged. She had always been proud of yesterday and sure of tomorrow. She had always stood fast on the meaning of the colors within her dreams. She was in love, she was happy, she was home. Home is where the heart is, and hers was here, was it not?… Read more
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