I know what it's like to feel like you're not enough. I spent many years running from parts of myself I was ashamed of. I wanted to be liked, so I tried to make myself like-able, instead of owning the things that make me different.

The problem with conforming to everyone's standards is you lose yourself in the process. Not only that, but you attract people not meant for you. What I craved was belonging, love, acceptance. What I didn't realize is I first needed to give these to myself.

Everything I ever wanted was on the other side of authenticity. Being brave. Showing up. Saying what I felt instead of what others wanted to hear. Through years of therapy, two major break ups, and many other learning experiences, I began walking the path towards wholehearted living.

While I'm still a work in progress, I understand the value of bringing my full self to the table. I've learned so much about shame, fear, boundaries, and love. My goal with this blog is to reflect on those lessons and share them with you, in hopes that it'll shed some light on your own journey.

Most of all, I want this to be a safe space. Where you can show up in your sweats, plop down on the couch, and pour your heart out while I make you an oat milk latte. I want to cheer you on, help you through, and remind you that you're more than enough, just as you are.

One thing I know for sure is that God created you— with all your quirks, gifts, and shortcomings— for a specific purpose that has a whole lot to do with showing up fully and being a light to others. I hope my writing encourages you to do precisely that.

I know what it's like to feel like you're not enough. I spent many years running from parts of myself I was ashamed of. I wanted to be liked, so I tried to make myself like-able, instead of owning the things that make me different.

The problem with conforming to everyone's standards is you lose yourself in the process. Not only that, but you attract people not meant for you. What I craved was belonging, love, acceptance. What I didn't realize is I first needed to give these to myself.

Everything I ever wanted was on the other side of authenticity. Being brave. Showing up. Saying what I felt instead of what others wanted to hear. Through years of therapy, two major break ups, and many other learning experiences, I began walking the path towards wholehearted living.

While I'm still a work in progress, I understand the value of bringing my full self to the table. I've learned so much about shame, fear, boundaries, and love. My goal with this blog is to reflect on those lessons and share them with you, in hopes that it'll shed some light on your own journey.

Most of all, I want this to be a safe space. Where you can show up in your sweats, plop down on the couch, and pour your heart out while I make you an oat milk latte. I want to cheer you on, help you through, and remind you that you're more than enough, just as you are.

One thing I know for sure is that God created you— with all your quirks, gifts, and shortcomings— for a specific purpose that has a whole lot to do with showing up fully and being a light to others. I hope my writing encourages you to do precisely that.