This little sliver of the internet is all about giving you permission to be your real and rawest self, laugh at life’s mishaps and to remind you that perfection is just not what we’re here for. I don’t pretend to have it all together — and sometimes, I say the words that I grew up being told not to.
BUT in the interest of getting real and getting real fast, let me introduce myself!
- I’m a New York soul who’s called Charlotte, NC home for the past four years.
- I’m married to the single most wonderful stud of a man that’s ever walked the Earth. Tyler’s love for me is both unwarranted and relentless. His daily pursuit of my heart is modeled after and fueled by the God who smiled and said, “I think I’ll have this boy meet this girl in this coffee shop on a blind date. This will be great.” (And did I mention he’s a total hottie?)
- I grew up the middle child in a small, yet ridiculously boisterous New York family. I have a sister who is two and a half years older than me and another sister who is ten years and one month younger than me. My family is, for lack of better words, the very literal definition of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. We are the epitome of everything Hollywood tells you about New Yorkers – and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
- Because of the above, I’m a lotta bit of a pizza snob. I promise I’m working on not being one – but it’s a problem that’s been 28 years in the making!
- Also because of the above — sometimes I make snide remarks. Sometimes I’m sarcastic. Sometimes I’m inappropriate. Sometimes I’m lame. Sometimes I cuss. Sometimes I’m snippy. God bless the people who put up with me. God extra bless the people who love me.
- I agree with Bob Goff in that, “Next to grace, I bet God thinks making us need each other was one of His best ideas.” I think we need each other. And I think we need to need each other. I think we need to dole out grace like it’s all we’ve got to give. I think we need to pass out second and third and sixteenth and six-hundredth chances like we’re not keeping score.
- I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Journalism and a dual-minor in English and Biblical Studies. (It’s a real place — you can Google it!)
- I have a hard and fast rule that there are three things in life you just never buy cheap: shoes, beer and toilet paper.
- At the age of 25, right about the time when the whole planet started freaking out about bacon, I realized I was the only American who does not like bacon. It’s a big deal every time someone finds out. But now you know. Please still like me!
- I’m one of those crazies who loves running! I’ve run two marathons and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2013. I didn’t get to run it because I got hurt – but it’s on my bucket list to re-qualify and run it before Tyler and I start a family.
- Cooking for people is my absolute favorite way to love them. If I had it my way, I’d have guests over for dinner every night! (Okay. Maybe not every night… I actually really cherish low-key alone time. Without it, I cannot function and full schedules stress me the heck out.)
- I love and serve a God whose love I only truly began to understand when I realized how flat out ridiculous and unnatural it is. You’ve never spent a solid week with me, but God’s spent like a thousand and – miraculously – He stuck around. When I realized He loved my in spite of my fairly obvious neurotic tendencies and my refusal to watch any television station that has the potential to play scary commercials, I thought, “He’s the real deal. I want to live my life getting close to this guy.”
- I’m really grateful you’re here and I hope you’ll stick around. Click here to pop in and say hello! I can’t wait to hear from you!