I’m linking up today with the lovely ladies of Influence so we can all get to know each other better. It’s a super amazing group of women encouraging, blessing, and loving each other the way God calls us to!
One photo of me that I love: This is me. There are other photos I love, too, but my friend Kim was in town recently and we had planned on doing some fun pictures for my blog. Unfortunately, we got cramped for time and the best we got was me in my after-church-hour-in-the-nursery-with-sweaty-babies makeup, bra straps regrettably showing, in the parking lot of Target. But honestly, I really love this picture because of the circumstances surrounding it. My friend Kim ended up standing one foot on the tire of her car and the other foot on the shopping cart return station while her kids were locked in the car.
Three things to help you get to know me:
1. If I start a book, I have to finish it, even if it’s a book I totally hate. Some small part of me feels like there is going to be a redeeming quality. I have only ever given up on two books: the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Sometimes it takes me months to finish but dang it, I finish!
2. I have this dream of being an author and a public speaker of some sort. I want to talk about God and how He is mighty to redeem! It’s kind of my pipe dream and I want to be careful never to force that dream if it’s not what God has planned for me.
3. I love Essie nail polish. I have at least 20 bottles and I usually buy one a month. Their colors and formulas are good and it’s a nice brand that’s offers reasonably priced nail polish — it’s not designer but it’s also not Wet ‘N’ Wild!
One valuable thing I’ve gained from the network: Not long after I joined the network, I was lucky enough to join a mastermind group with four other amazing women. Really, our backgrounds are SO different (some moms, some not; the content we blog about is also SO VARIED!) but they all lift me up and encourage me so much. Check them out:
Alys @ AlysHejl.com
Claire @ Chronicles of Claire
Natalie @ Good Girl Style
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough