I am a Bay Area native and I continue to reside in the beautiful state of California with my husband and two daughters. I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life working in corporate America and now I’m ready to turn a new leaf. So why did I pick up blogging, of all things? Well, let me give you the short version of my story.
In my most recent job position I worked as an Administrative Assistant in the solar industry until I was laid off in December of 2016. While many of my colleagues felt sorry for me, I knew that it would probably be one of the best things that ever happened to me. I had already started feeling like I wasn’t growing any more, which had a negative effect on my employee morale, and on top of that, I was 7 months pregnant at the time so quite honestly, I was very very tired. I constantly found myself out of breath as I walked from office to office and conference room to conference room, up and down the stairs, back and forth to the IT office and everywhere else. As a matter of fact, I was huffing and puffing when my boss called me into a tiny office just before she gave me the news and I had to ask her and the HR rep to give me a minute to catch my breath. Those were some of the most challenging years of my life, not because of the job responsibilities but because every day felt like a character building exercise. Challenging though it was, it was a necessary part of my journey.
After months of staring blankly at my bedroom walls, reading books, praying and wondering what I was going to do with my life after I had the baby, I knew I was running out of excuses for not using my gift. I started writing poetry at nine years old and I continued to write regularly from then on through my adolescence. Once adulthood came, all of its wonderful responsibilities began to keep me busy from sun-up to sundown and I hardly had the time or energy to write. I endured my fair share of heartbreak, which enabled me to produce a few good pieces here and there but after a very discouraging experience behind the mic, I put the pen down for a while and convinced myself that I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. Thank God for my husband and other people in my corner that continued to see in me what I could no longer see in myself. They never stopped reminding me of who I was in Christ and after a few years of listening to them tell me the same thing over and over again, I finally started to believe them. So here I am, ready to prove myself wrong in pursuit of my destiny and starting a blog just makes sense (to read about the purpose of my blog, click here).
While it’s true that I’ve been writing for about 20 years now, I am certainly not the writer that I’d like to be and I humbly admit that I’ve got a lot of learning to do. I know that the best way to get better at doing something is by doing it over and over again and I have chosen to do that by sharing the hope of the gospel with a hopeless and dying world. With that, I pray that I might say something that will encourage you and compel you to familiarize yourself with the Bible, forsaking basic teachings for the more profound truths embedded in the Word. Leave the milk for the babes and put some meat on your plate.
Thank you in advance for your support.