I am beyond excited to be back with some new Be Inspired features! Over the last couple of months I have had the opportunity to meet (in person and virtually) some incredibly inspiring individuals and I can’t wait to introduce them to you! I first “met” Brenda last fall through a book launch campaign I did and was drawn into her blog for single women. I’ve written before about some of my thoughts on singleness and I always enjoying finding women who are devoted to encouraging and inspiring women in their singleness…and Brenda is one of them! I have read countless posts on her blog and walked away encouraged from each one of them.
It is my hope that you leave this blog feeling inspired. Whether you spend 2 minutes reading the blog every month or check the blog on a daily basis, it is my hope that when you click away from my site you leave inspired. Inspired to try something new. Inspired to step out of your comfort zone. Inspired to embrace a new challenge. Inspired to make a difference. Inspired to dream big and chase those dreams. Inspired to live life a little bit different. Inspired to be the best you possible. This series introduces you to people and stories that inspire me and it is my hope that they will inspire you as well.
What dream are you currently pursuing?
Ahhh, where do I start? I’m pursuing several dreams for each facet of my life. I’m pursing dreams for my marriage, dreams for raising my daughter, and dreams for my ministry as a writer. As far as which dream I spend most of my free time pursuing, that would be my dream to be an author and possibly speaker at some point.
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest vocational dream is to be a Christian author and speaker. My passion is mentoring and discipling women, especially single women, and learning how to raise girls so that they live out their worth in God. If I had the perfect job, it would be an author and speaker to women about these topics. This would also help me to have my other, equally biggest dream, which is to work from home with a self-managing schedule so that I can be with my daughter full-time.
What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?
For some reason, this is a hard one to answer. I would have to say my accomplishment of earning a Master’s degree and my accomplishment of running a half-marathon – without stopping, I might add!
Who has been an inspiration to you and how have they inspired you?
Most recently, I’d say in the past five years, it would be all the amazing women I’ve “met” online who are working hard as writers and entrepreneurs to provide for their families from home and including in that ministry which disciples women all over the world. The Internet is astounding and a game-changer for women who desire working home and/or being in ministry while having the flexibility of being at home full-time, too.
How do you handle obstacles that arise as you pursue your dreams?
Probably most of the time not very well! I have a tendency to get discouraged easily. However, honestly, it’s passion inside of me that keeps me going. I can’t imagine quitting. I truly love writing and online ministry so much, that the thought of quitting doesn’t even seem like an option. I try to continually reevaluate my motives and ask God to give me wisdom and show me what His will is for my dreams.
Can you share five interesting facts about yourself?
Hmmm . . . I’m really short – 5 feet tall (these are the details you miss online!). My husband and I met on Match.com, so I’m a walking commercial, as I like to say. I love all kinds of cheese but have never like mac-and-cheese. My personality type is INFJ, which is one of the rarest with only like 1—3% of the population having it.
I’d love to hear, who inspires you?