About Me

My Story

My story is long and winding and won't make sense to most, as the plans we've created for ourselves are often not the plans God has for us. I've been seeking God's direction for my life since the beginning of high school, and He's led me to places I never thought I'd go.

Searching For My Purpose

I started college on the pre-med track thinking I'd become a reconstructive surgeon. By the time I finished med school, I decided I would go on annual medical mission trips to perform cleft lip surgeries or other reconstructive surgeries in impoverished nations while spreading the gospel.

I thought this was the perfect way to combine my penchant for studying, my artistic hands, and my love for God. And after much prayer, I thought this was the plan God had for my life.

I had a clear vision and I started college eagerly expectant, planning out the next 10 years of my life. Like a typical overachieving type A personality, I thought I had my entire life figured out.

But, as you know… life doesn't always go as planned.

During college, I lived through some extremely dark times.

God had mercy on me and pulled me out of the depths of darkness. For this, I'm forever grateful.

During this period of darkness, God also closed some doors. I lost a prestigious internship due to illness. Then, a few months later, while I was on spring break, someone broke into my college studio and stole all my science (pre-med) textbooks. I already knew that God had a different path for me, but this confirmed it.

That was the end of my pre-med journey.

Our Plans Are Not His Plans

As I was healing, God slowly shifted me into the tech space.

A year earlier, I had started a blog for the first time.

It was just after the birth of the internet in 1997.

I created my blog on my school's unix system, using animated gifs, writing my musings and bits of inspiration out into what would become the blogosphere.

Little did I know, this would be a little precursor of what would become part of my life's work later on...

Still Searching For My Career Path

After graduation, I became a consultant (only because I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life).

This way, I thought, I could work with multiple different companies to see what it's like in a variety of different industries… and then I'd choose.

But instead, many different twists and turns awaited me.

Looking back now, I see how God put me through so many different industries and career paths to train me up for all that I would do in the future.

I went through a confusing period of going back to school to study product design and business, working in user experience, starting blogs, studying fashion design and nutrition, becoming a stay at home mom, and then going to culinary school (which was on my retirement bucket list). All led by God, I believed, through much prayer.

I then started different businesses, and am most recently being nudging back into art.

It's been quite a journey, to say the least!

Deception, Salvation, & Deliverance

Through all this search for the right career, satan was at my door, doing all that he could to lead me astray.

In all this seeking for my career path and life purpose, while also trying to heal from trauma, I fell into satan's great deception… the New Age movement.

I spent 12 years in this deception, fully blinded to the truth.

I eventually learned that the pursuit of love and light that the New Age proposes was not the real truth, and my husband and I were radically saved in our living room.

We have been on an intense sanctification, training, deliverance, and healing period since then.

Finding Victory

I've also been on a whirlwind of a marriage ride… after many tumultuous years (or shall I say decades?), God helped us finally conquer the demons that were really trying to destroy our life.

God saved our marriage, and we've been married 18 years now, learning to grow in character and defeat the Goliaths in our life.

I have so many stories to share, so many battles I've fought, and so many victories I've claimed, all because of Jesus. I owe him everything. He's saved my life on numerous occasions. He pulled me out of deep darkness. There are no words that can express the endless gratitude I have for what He's done in my life. He is my everything, and because of Jesus, I am here to share all that I've learned with you.

Now, For Your Story...

I know victory awaits all of you… no matter what you are going through now. As long as you learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and lean on God for all guidance, He will show you the way. Make him #1 in your life and you will see God's faithfulness. This blog is dedicated to Him, Jesus, my Lord and Savior, who truly came to save me from the depths of my despair… many, many, many times.

If you don't know Jesus yet, I pray that you get to know him the way that I have.

Your life will never be the same.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

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