I'm a child of God and, as Maya Angelou said, “I always carry that with me.”
The only other thing you really need to know about me is that in Middle School, while volunteering at our church's VBS, I met a guy with the same name as me; we flirted over cookie and lemonade breaks and then over the next eight years, we broke up and got back together 1,000 times but eventually got married and are happy now. You need to know this story because it both explains how I met my husband and demonstrates how very Baptist my upbringing was. Anyway, five years after Aaron and I got married, we got to have the cutest & happiest kid in the world; his name is Sam.
I write and edit. Conventional marketing wisdom tells me I’m supposed to be clear about why, but the truth is, I do these things for a lot of reasons.
I do it because we all feel alone sometimes, and reading the right words can help us feel understood, loved, and seen. I love writing those words for people.
I do it because followers of Jesus like me tend to get caught in the ditch of performance and rules and the grace of God frees us. I love helping myself and others discover the grace of God in our everyday lives--when we can't stop getting angry, or judging, or falling short of our own expectations.
I do it because I want to serve others. A lot of individuals and businesses have great ideas but don’t know how to communicate them. I love working with others to help them find their voice--taking their passion, vision, and wisdom and presenting it in a coordinated way to tell their story.
I dance like a fool anytime I hear music. I'm usually joking around at times when you're not supposed to be. I draw gigantic smiley faces like the one at the top of this page. I'm an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Snoopy, sunshine, water parks, and the state of Texas.
The Personality Assessments
I could give you the results of all the different personality tests I've taken (Enneagram/Myers Briggs's, etc.), but they all say the same thing: I'm mostly fun and sometimes a total boss.