Image courtesy of Magic Madzik; Flickr CC
Image courtesy of Magic Madzik; Flickr CC

I believe that life is a journey…an adventure of sorts. When we are born, we are given a beautiful book full of blank pages upon which we are to journal all of our adventures…and misadventures. For what would life be without a few bumps in the road, a few hard lessons learned along the way, right?

I am a writer, a thinker, a mother, a wife, a sister, a friend, and so many other things…but most of all I am me. I have a unique journey that God has planned out specifically for me and this is the place I have chosen to share that journey with each and every one of you.

Why share my journey? We are all travelers here, and just like those really cool “choose your own adventure” books we used to read as kids, we all make choices along the way. Some lead to bigger and better things, while others may lead to failure, sadness, or even despair. Regardless of the outcome, each moment is a learning experience. I am the youngest of 13 children and I can tell you with absolute certainty that I benefited greatly from being at the end of the “food chain” so to speak. I was able to learn from other’s mistakes and successes in order to make the choices in my life that have lead me to where I am today. No, my life is not perfect, but it is mine.

Every life is a series of choices made in that present moment. If I can share my experiences with people and if just one person is moved to action, inspired to change, educated about something new, or even just entertained, then I believe I am fulfilling my God-given purpose here on this earth.

I am a storyteller. This is my story.