I shared my deeply personal story with 150 people face-to-face a little over a week ago. It was terrifying. All night I was sweating and shaking. For 2 months in preparation I had been frustrated, scared, and nauseous. When they called my name I thought I would cry and throw up at the same time. … Continue reading Beautifully Broken
My friend Mike Coulter has told me a a few times now that he admires my ability to be a "vulnerable bad ass." I have come to really admire and embrace that term. Thanks Mike! Contrary to what society tells us, feeling our feelings and getting emotionally naked in front of others doesn't show weakness, … Continue reading Sharing My Story
You are holding me down holding me back. You tell me I have to but I don't want to. I long for freedom. For the quiet, the silence. To be alone with Him. Peace from the depths I can only find hiding from the hustle from the grind. Everyone wants something. They expect everything. I … Continue reading Let Me Just Be
I see you. Your amazing smile. The way you pose to pull me in. Tangled up. There is nothing better. Lonely weekends just me and you. That's my heart space. But we have to break. It's eternity before we meet again in this bed in your arms. Of all the things I want to achieve … Continue reading Thank You For Loving Me
This week I had the honor of speaking on a panel about career transitions at the Women Lead Change Conference. The most compelling question (thank you Patti Seda!) that I considered and discussed with others for the days following was, "How do you define success?" Let's start with the definition of success: the accomplishment of an … Continue reading How do you define success?
In about a month, I have the amazing opportunity to speak at an event and share part of my story. Problem is I’ve been struggling over what to say for months. There are so many things I want to say, so much I want to share. Every time I sit down to write my thoughts, … Continue reading Joy In Surrender
Last week my friend Holly Adams and I met with the team at LBA Foundation to learn more about their work and how we could get more involved. Holly and I have been brainstorming ways we can help teens understand, accept, and appreciate their story, even their trauma, earlier in life. Our experience has been that the world puts … Continue reading What is your Statement of Purpose?