Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!  I have been an avid blog reader/stalker for many years now, perusing those on lifestyle, crafting, parenting, DIY -- you name it, I've probably visited.  I knew that if I ever joined this fantastic world of blogging that it would have to be for something that I was passionate about.  I also knew that the timing would have to be perfect because I didn't want to start and then not keep up.  Be excited -- I think now is that time ;)

There is much that I would love to share about myself but, for now, I'll start with the fact that my absolute favorite person right now is Jen Hatmaker!  

Me, my BFF Jen, Megan

Just kidding -- Jen and I are not BFF's, but she sure has had quite the influence on my life lately.  So, my Ladies Book Club picked Jen Hatmaker's book 7: A Mutiny Against Excess to read this past spring and, I am not kidding you, it has CHANGED.  MY.  LIFE.  There had already been something stirring in me -- a discontentment on how life was lived, if you will.  She helped put to words what I was feeling and, since then, the desire to live life differently has been on the forefront of my mind.

Flashforward to last week when my friend, Denae, sent me this text:
I'm meeting with a few girls from church to do the 7 book . . . like actually do the fast each month (but only for 2 weeks).  We're meeting this Thurs for the first time.  I thought of you . . . let me know if you'd want to do it with us.
Um, yes, please and thank you!  She had read my mind.  I had been wanting to talk to Denae about 7 because I could tell she was really wrestling with the topics in that book as well.  But I am beyond excited because I knew that this was the kick in the pants (and the accountability) that I needed.  It was all down hill from there . . . I'm starting this blog because I have some things I'd like to share with the world -- things I've discovered, things I've read, things I'm thinking, things others are doing, new ways to do things.  I am excited that you are joining me (or at least checking on what all the fuss is about)!  I know that I'll be talking about my 7 Experience, but also some other tidbits along the way and more to come.  I am excited for your feedback, your excitement, and our now-changing friendship :)

Blessings on your week,