the beauty of the influence community

I’m an introvert. I am refreshed by spending time alone drinking a cup of coffee or sipping a glass of wine at the end of the day while reading a book. When I was single and working too many hours as a personal trainer, I would drive two hours away from everyone I knew. I’d lock […]

Blessings amidst Trial

In September when I went to the Influence Conference I met a young woman at the She Reads Truth devotional time early Friday morning who has blessed my life in a way I never would have imagined. I had just finished my morning workout and had rushed over to the optional meet up of the […]

Big Big News!!! {a new website & an announcement}

{thanks for stopping by my brand-spanking new website! all my content will be written on this space from here on out! you can follow my RSS feed in the upper right corner or sign up to receive my posts via email or feedly on the lower right sidebar} I’m not sure about you, but this […]

The Influence Conference is 2.5 weeks!

At the beginning of this year, I committed myself to being more diligent with this little blog space that I call mine. Over the past 9 months, I’ve seen small steps in learning more about writing, WordPress, and the blogging world in general. One of the biggest highlights that has come from my new adventure […]

From the Cornfields of Iowa to the Desert of Arizona

Today the ladies involved with the Influence Network are sharing a bit about where we grew up, and where we currently live! Since the Network is “home” to women from all across the globe, this is a fun way to make the world a little smaller. So here’s a bit about where I’m from… I grew up […]

I’m No Good at Resting

May is hours from being over and I’m army crawling across the finish line. I’ve been pretty silent here this month. It’s been hard to put two words together, much less 500 words (other than the 9 page cultural essay that I just mailed off to my adoption agency). My creativity juices were/are low and […]

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