If you look and act like you’ve got it all figured out, but deep inside you’re just stressed out,
I’m here for you, my friend.
My ever-evolving story is living proof that it is totally possible to turn your pain into purpose and to be still amid the chaos of life. And by the way, it’s a big, fat lie that you have to “keep it all together” or “figure it all out.” That’s not your job at all. Ask me how I know…
The Cost of “Keeping It Together.”
Once upon a time, I spent my life achieving, controlling, and plowing through challenges to prove my worth. I was the quintessential first born – a perfectionist, over-achieving, people-pleaser.
I got straight As in school. Was hired for every job I wanted. Climbed the corporate ladder. Married the handsome man. Had the darling daughters. Decorated the beautiful home. Volunteered for ALL THE THINGS and appeared to do it all wonderfully and perfectly. I was the girl with the golden touch. The one you love to hate.
Those strengths served me well and were also my undoing. At the age of 37, daily panic attacks slayed me & I began to withdraw from life.
I felt Him whisper, “Do you want to feel peace and joy again? You can’t work your way out of this one on your own. Be Still and Know that I am God.”
Then I did something crazy. I started sharing my mess instead of covering it up.
Some people said, “I never would have guessed.” “You seem so perfect.” “You’re the most patient and peaceful person I know.”
But more often, they said:
“Me, too.” “It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.” “Thank you for understanding and telling the world.”
When you Seek The Still,
R E A L becomes
the new P E R F EC T.
Speaking of real…
Here’s some insight into the Messy Miracle that is me.
I share what I MOST need to learn.
That’s why it’s tattooed on my wrist!
WHAT I DO
First and foremost, I am a writer. A communicator. And a creative. I’m also the Director of Communications at Messiah Lutheran Church & School near St. Louis, MO. I frequently speak at events and gatherings of women & girls. Mostly, I’m a truthteller & mentor who shares about my Messy Miracle life to support and encourage others that there is HOPE & that they are not alone.
COLABORATING WITH OTHER CREATIVES, WRITERS & SPEAKERS
One of my favorite things is to work with others who have a heart to serve women & girls. The more we collaborate, the more goodness is sent into this hurting world. Please contact me if you have a podcast, live or virtual event, or guest writing opportunity.
I’ve tried to do life on my own,
but it’s way better with a team!
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