This is the part where I’m suppose to introduce myself. The first thing you should know about me is that I really dislike talking about myself. So this will be the shortest “About Me” blog page that you have ever read, or I can force myself out of my comfort zone and share a little about myself.
For those of you who like to get to the point, I’ve included a short video that pretty much covers all the basics. For those of you who want to get a little more up close and personal, keep reading.
- Jesus is my favorite. I’ve have believed in Jesus as long as I can remember. I grew up in church. I’m so thankful for Godly parents that raised me to love the Lord. My love for God my compass, it’s my true north, and it guides every part of my life.
- I’m a recovering architect. I love buildings, and I have as long as I can remember. I made the decision to become an architect in sixth grade. I did a report on Frank Lloyd Wright’s building calls Fallingwater. I fell in love with cream-colored cantilevers and dry stacked stone that blended seamlessly with the landscape. I fell in love with that building and I fell in love with architecture. It was my dream. And I worked hard for it. I graduated with a degree from one of the top architecture schools. Then I worked in the professional world for about six years. But God had other plans for my life. You know that nagging feeling you get sometimes? A feeling of anxiousness that you just can’t shake. It’s feeling like it’s time to move to the next thing. Well God was tugging at my heart and telling me to leave architecture. He was telling me that it was time for the next thing. I wrestled with the decision. Even though I really loved my job I decided to leave it and be obedient to God. What did God call me to do? Children’s ministry. Yep. Children’s ministry. Worlds away from my familiar home in the corporate world. So after talking things over with my husband and praying for wisdom, I decided to leave my job in architecture. So now I’m a recovering architect.
- I’ve hand feed a buffalo. Yes. At the time the buffalo was behind a fence. A wire fence. The fence was more of a suggestion than a true barrier of protection for my tiny human body. My husband and I have visited the Lakota Indian reservation 4 times on mission trips. These trips have such a special place in my heart and we both have lot of friendships and stories from our time there. I plan to write a lot more about our experiences later. But yes. Our last time there we visited a buffalo ranch. And that’s where I hand feed my buffalo friends. I wanted to keep the baby buffalo as a pet, but husband thought it might be a bad idea.
- I left my job in architecture to pursue Children’s Ministry. It was a completely different world from what I was use to. The job required me to plan and run a theater production for kids each and every weekend. I went from modeling buildings and editing drawings, to writing scripts and running rehearsals. It was new. I was outside of my comfort zone. I loved it!
- I think recipes are suggestions. I love to cook. I also love to bake. But I love cooking more. Cooking is more forgiving. I almost never follow a recipe to the letter. I love looking at several different recipes and creating my own dish. Baking is cool too. I do tend to try and follow the recipe more when I’m baking. I like to stick with things that a little more forgiving, like pie. I love making a good pie. When you start messing around with things like a cake recipe, well, things are more likely to go horribly wrong. I’ve learned what I can experience with and what I should leave alone.
- Me in Three Fictional Characters. I saw this on Instagram once and I thought it would be cool to do.