Hello WordPress!

It seems I have been locked out of my blogger, so I guess it’s time to make the switch over to WordPress. I’ve seen a lot of friends using it and saying good things about it, so I’ve been meaning to make the switch for quite some time now, I just was a little too attached to my old blog. But, this looks like a good push into the world of WordPress. So, for my first post, I’ll take some time to tell you a little bit about myself.

I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now, and I’ve used a few different sites to do so, but I would never really consider myself a “blogger.” I’ll go months without posting because, admittedly, I don’t have much to say and I kind of forget I have a blog. I’ll try to stay current and update this often, but I’m not about to make any promises. I tend to blog about what is currently affecting my life, and a lot of times I use blogging as a way to process where I’m at in my faith journey. I blog when I’m bored, when I’m overwhelmed, when I’m confused. One thing you can expect from me is honesty. I’m typically open about where I’m at in life, and sometimes that’s not a pretty place – but I believe in the power of vulnerability and honesty, in talking about real things, things that actually matter, and I’m not afraid to admit when I’m struggling.

If you don’t know me, or if you know very little about me – I’ll admit I’m a fairly boring person. I tend to have an opinion about everything, but I’ve learned to hold my tongue. I’m newly married to my best friend and we are currently occupying my parent’s basement – but we applied for an apartment in Toledo today! I grew up in a tiny town called Temperance, MI, and it’s going to be weird returning to my roots, but Zeke (the hubby) got a job in Maumee, and I have had many promising interviews in Toledo lately, so we’ve decided to take the plunge and move to the worst state in the country.

Our little family consists of us, and our adorable cat, Sophia. And we have a shared best friend called Joey that is practically family, but he lives a million miles away. We met at school in Minneapolis, and we ache for the day we get to return to the Twin Cities. I graduated with a degree in Youth Development, and then God gave me my dream internship with a non-profit called To Write Love on Her Arms. I’m passionate about mental health and fighting the stigma that too often surrounds it. I personally struggle with depression and anxiety (mostly on the social side of things), and I hate seeing the way mental illness can affect people, so I’m committed to spending the rest of my life fighting it.

One time, someone called me an angry feminist, so I wrote a spoken word piece about it because I realized they’re not wrong – but I think everyone should be an angry feminist. I enjoy smashing the patriarchy and I constantly aim to fight the internalized misogyny¬†within myself, which is actually really difficult. I also love donuts and Jesus more than anything in the world.

I’m really not that cool, but sometimes I think I have some cool things to say, so it’d be cool if you kept reading and I’ll try to remember to keep posting.

Have a blessed day, friends.