Blog, Bare & Beyond

I always knew I was special; I just wasn’t sure in what ways “special” would reveal itself. Throughout my entire life, I was told by everyone around me that I have this “it” factor; the missing piece to the puzzle is that I have always had trouble believing them. Sure, I was labeled “the smart kid” who was always at the top of my class, but what was so special about that? I mean, it gave me a level of validity, but, Who else was I? Who else am I? There had to be more.

I’ve spent my entire life trying not to seem pretentious; practicing “humility” to a fault. The problem with this form of humility is that it can and did quickly transform into self-doubt; causing me to make myself shrink in a room full of people. Too many times, I’ve played it safe and allowed myself to blend in, knowing that God created me to stand out!  

For years, I’ve wanted to start a blog, but I was so worried about what people might think or say, that I quit before I even began. I am a writer at heart. I love everything about the freedom and liberation that comes with putting a pen to paper.

I chose the title “Write Before The Ink Dries” because I felt that God was speaking to and through me in this title. God has given me the passion and ability to write, yet I have not been using my gift to its fullest potential; and as the saying goes, “if you don’t use the gift, you lose the gift.” I don't want that to be my story! I want to write and use my gift while I still can...or in other words, "before the ink dries." I challenge everyone who reads this post to think about the gifts you have inside of you that you are not using. My question to you is, why are you braking when God is trying to accelerate?

The last few years of my life have taken me through so many ups and downs, both of which have given me a level a self-awareness I desperately needed. I’ve battled: insecurity, resentment, disappointment, depression, anxiety, illness, lack of confidence, divorce, hurt, lack, loss, being overwhelmed, frustration, and fear; to name a few. While at the same time I’ve experienced: happiness, joy, blessings, peace, positivity, evolution, creativity, faith, growth, pride, and the feeling of being free. All of these things, containing their own layers of complexity, make me who I am…and I wouldn’t change a thing.

This blog is an online community where women can come to read, learn, laugh and share ideas about the many things that make us the complex, yet amazing, beauties we are! By sharing with each other, we all become better women. I will be blogging about several topics because face it, there is nothing more multifaceted on earth than a /wom·an/

Thank you for taking this journey with me! I look forward to the ongoing growth of this platform!