I am an introvert, an optimist, and a first-generation Southerner.
In 2007-2008 I: got engaged, graduated college, went to North Africa, got married, moved to the deep south, had a (surprise!) baby, learned our baby was born blind, and entered into full-time ministry.
HO. LY. SHHHHHHHH.
I’ve been writing as a coping mechanism ever since.
I write because I would lose myself if I did not.
I write publicly because I believe that is what I’m supposed to do.
I write about funny, serious, good, hard, embarrassing, inspiring stuff. Life-stuff.
But the best thing I do, is mother. I am co-raising three amazing little people: Madeline, Sam, and Henry. They all have big blue eyes and dimples and I die every day.
I watch: Parks & Rec, Parenthood, New Girl, The Blacklist, The Walking Dead, Scandal, Impractical Jokers, and the NBA playoffs.
I will never change the radio station from: Dave Matthews Band, Hootie, Billy Joel, Ingrid Michaelson, Vanessa Carlton, Macklemore, Mumford, Ben Rector, or Marc Cohen’s “Walking in Memphis.”
I read: Anne Lamott, Glennon Melton, Shauna Niequist, Jen Hatmaker, Brene Brown, Allie Brosh, Donald Miller, C.S. Lewis, a lot of memoirs, and Harry Potter forever and ever amen.
I love: Coffee, hard rain, spray paint, emojis, and North Carolina.
In all the world, nothing has taken hold of me like Christ.