I've entertained the idea of a blog several times, for several years, but for some reason, I've never done it. Looking back, I think it was fear, based on lies I was believing. There was the lie that I had nothing important to say, or that no one would want to read a blog by some random girl in Oklahoma. But most of all I was believing the lie that I wasn't really a writer. Writing was just a "hobby", something anyone with a laptop and the internet could do; I don't have anything original or important to say, so I should do something more "important". What was even worse than believing these lies is I was allowing them to shape my identity. I was placing my identity on what I could do, or who would read what I wrote rather than on the One who gave these talents and passions in the first place. When I place my identity in Christ, suddenly those lies don't mean anything. I do have important things to say, there are probably people who are interested in them, and I am a writer. Writing is what I love to do, and part of how God wired me. But the thing is, even if the lies were truths, it wouldn't matter. My true identity is as a child of God, adopted into his family through grace. The rest is how I try to live my life serving Him.
So I've decided to take a leap. I'm working to get my first novel published and it seemed like a great time to start my website/blog as well. Anyone who knows me knows that I am very multi-faceted and this blog will probably be the same. I'm sure I'll post silly, funny things as well as serious things. I'll probably talk way too much about Thunder basketball or my love of Cherry Coke. This is my journey, and you're welcome to come along for the ride.
Christ-Follower. Writer. Caffeine-addict.