I’m married to my husband Zach, and life with him is my favorite. He’s the source of my deepest belly laughs.
We’re expecting our first kiddo, due at the end of March 2020. It will be an exciting and thoroughly overwhelming adventure to be sure.
We have the sweetest pup, Harry, who we just adore. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see plenty of him there.
I am a creative at heart, currently working as a content strategist and living out other creative dreams during my free time.
I’m a nerd. I regularly pull a Rory Gilmore and carry the book I’m reading in my purse. I play Dungeons & Dragons with my friends. And I listen to podcasts and audiobooks during my commute, ranging from fantasy to memoir to marketing strategy. I’ll read basically anything.
I love to cook, and trying a new recipe is like fuel to me. There’s no better way to wind down after work than to sauté onion and garlic and go from there. (Baking is good too, though I’ve found that gluten-free baking is just not as fun.)
What Matters to Me
I’ve spent the past few years learning how to fight for a life I love. That meant saying “no” to almost everything, leaving a job I thought I was going to have forever, taking time for actual rest, and then setting goals to make my dreams come to life.
Through all that, I learned it was really important to take care of myself. I’ve learned that self care by putting into practice what my mom tried to tell me for years: taking care of my outer self helps nourish my inner self, too. To do that, I eat a modified paleo diet, I wake up at 6AM to work out during the week, and I run with friends on Saturday mornings. Somehow I became that “active” type, and it works for me.
I’m also learning that as an almost-28-year-old, I feel better when I put effort into my appearance before I leave the house. (That wasn’t always the case.) No matter what, I’ve found that the best way to reset after a hard day is wash my face before bed rather than sleep in my makeup. Hey, it’s better than nothing.
My faith is something I’m clinging to these days, and I’m constantly learning what it looks like to love like Jesus in this harsh world. As Sarah Bessey says, “Sometimes our most holy calling is to listen, to bear witness.” I may not always have the words to say, but I hope that this little online space will become an opportunity to fulfill that desire to love, listen, and bear witness — and have fun along the way.
Photo: Erica Packett