It’s kinda funny how I started to get into my writing career. Five years ago, if someone were to tell me that I was going to write- for fun- I would have told them they’re crazy! However, things really began to change when I got to college. I picked up a journal and began to write down my thoughts and experiences on a regular basis. The more I explored myself though writing, the more I enjoyed it- but never thought it would go anywhere. You see, I only wrote for myself. It was kinda one of those “my eyes only” sorta thing.
I started blogging as an outlet during my sophomore year. I had a lot of thoughts piled up inside and so I put them out there, not thinking anyone would actually read them. About a year ago, there was a woman who had some profound words from God for me. She told me: “You are called to be the change this culture needs. You have a voice.” Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out what that means. I don’t write consistently at all, but when I do write something I’ll put it out there and let it be seen.
Now, I don’t really think too highly of myself or my writing. Honestly, I don’t even expect that my writing will take me anywhere specific. I have just felt a calling to be bold and okay with the uncomfortable- sharing words. I mean, think about it. This is a place where I publish my thoughts and put them out there for anyone to read. That’s not the most comfortable thing to do.
However, I don’t feel called to live a life of comfort. And quite frankly, I don’t really care what people think of me. I know I’m a quirky, witty, awkward and outspoken woman with not too much of a filter. Somehow, God uses my brokenness and reflections on life to speak some truth into this world. So, don’t be under the impression that I’m some person who has life figured out therefore I’m attempting to tell you how to live your life. I’m never going to pretend I have it all together.
All I am is a Minnesota girl just trying to live life to the fullest and (hopefully) inspire others to do the same.