I noticed recently that I have a few new blog followers, so I wanted to take some time to introduce myself—at least, a more thorough introduction than you get on my “About Me” page. So, welcome! I have no idea what brought you to my blog (actually, according to my blog stats, it was probably this cast iron nacho recipe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯), but I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for taking a few minutes of your day to read my words and thoughts. Here we go!
I am … first and foremost a Christian, a follower of Christ. I’m also Stephen’s wife and a not-so-patiently waiting momma-to-be thanks to the gift of adoption. During the week, I work as a writer and editor for a company in Nashville, where I specialize in healthcare writing.
I am currently reading … The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I just finished The Lucky Few by Heather Avis—it was an incredible and encouraging book. Next on the list is Lisa Harper’s book, The Sacrament of Happy.
I love listening to … podcasts! My current favorites are “The Popcast With Knox and Jamie” and “The Happy Hour With Jamie Ivey.” Both release new episodes every Wednesday, and they are the highlights of my mid-week commutes. When I’m at work, I usually have headphones on and listen to worship music. If I’m busy writing, however, it’s most likely just instrumental music playing.
When I’m not at work, I love to … bake, read and spend time with my husband. I love making cupcakes! It’s actually really relaxing for me; I just hate the clean up. My husband and I spend a lot of time together. We love going to concerts and sporting events, trying new restaurants, and just hanging out together. We’re really and truly best friends.
I enjoy watching … reality TV. You’re probably judging me right now, and that’s OK, I don’t blame you. I love “Big Brother” and “The Bachelor.” I know, that seems so trashy and I don’t even care. I also like talent shows such as “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol,” and even “The Voice.” I like watching people chase after their dreams! Other than that, my favorite show is “This Is Us.”
I’m currently obsessed with … the nursery in our house. It’s my favorite room in the house, and I can’t wait to sit in there with a sweet baby. Sometimes I just sit in there and journal and pray, and other times I just peek my head in the room and smile. On days when the adoption process feels discouraging, that room can bring a smile to my face.