Greetings to all my friends out there! This New Year, I resolved to get my blog off the ground for real, and I wanted to start with a little about me, just the major details.
Above all, I’m a Christian (a follower of Christ) which is the reason I started this blog. One of the areas I struggle with most is communicating verbally with others, especially about my faith, as it can be a quite controversial topic in some circles, and I’m non-confrontational to the extreme. Fortunately, God has gifted me with the ability to express myself through writing what I lack in speaking skills, and it’s recently become clear to me that I can’t hoard that gift or let it wither away in the busyness and exhaustion of life.
This blog isn’t about politics or my opinions or about proving anyone right or wrong. It seems that there are plenty of people out there on the internet better–or louder–at arguing than me. Nor do I consider myself uniquely insightful, that I would try to use some irrefutable logic to bring you over to my point of view. I won’t tell you that my life is great and you should all be like me–I believe that I’m a sinner like everyone else, and I’m not here to pretend I’ve got it together. This blog strives to be thoroughly testimonial: showing what Jesus has done and is doing in my life, how He has saved me and is daily sanctifying me.
Which brings me to my next bullet points about me. At the time of this entry, I’m 27 years old, I’ve been married to AJ since June 7, 2008, and we have one son, 15-month-old Declan.I work full time overnights at Albany Medical Center hospital in the clinical chemistry lab. Before I was a mom, I enjoyed Tae Kwon Do and online gaming (mostly World of Warcraft), but recently most of my “free time” is spent sleeping, changing diapers, and watching my toddler undo any work I try to do around the house. I’ve dabbled with trying to write a few novels over the years, but haven’t finished any yet. I’ve battled with depression and anxiety for much of my life, especially social anxiety, as I alluded to before, which makes me shy and extremely introverted, but once I’m really comfortable with you, I can be one the the goofiest people you will ever meet.
But anyway, that’s enough about me to get you started.