This is a long overdo introduction post. I’ve been writing this blog for a few months now, but I want to be more than just someone behind a computer screen. One of my main goals for this blog is to be real and honest with people because it just might help someone who is going through something similar to me.
So who am I?
First and foremost, I am a daughter of God. My faith is the foundation on which I build the rest of my identity on. I strive everyday to have my faith ooze from every action that I make. Sometimes that happens, and other days it doesn’t. But my God is a God of grace and mercy. When I stumble, He helps me stand back up and continue walking forward. My spiritual identity shapes what I think, feel, and ultimately who I am.
Secondly, I am a daughter, a sister, and a cousin. My family can be loud and overwhelming, but I love them to death. They are my security and my safety. I know that I am not judged by them and will always be loved. My brothers are some of my best friends. My little cousins always make me laugh and I adore them.
Next, I am a nerd. I blame it on my parents who raised me on movies like Star Wars since I was young. I also tend to blame it on the fact that I am introverted. For a long time, I prefer my books and TV shows to actual people. I promise that I’ve gotten better at that thanks to my friends who are often equally nerdy, even though who claim that they are not.
I am an athlete, and I have been for the majority of my life. I grew up swimming competitively. Now, I race triathlons and run half marathons. I tend to be very intense about my races as my roommate so awesomely captured in the picture below. Triathlons and other endurance sports push me to my absolute limits and show me exactly what I am made of. It is an experience like no other, and I never get tired of standing at the start line in order to cross the finish line.
I am a friend. My friends become part of my family. By now, my mom has like 10+ second daughters. Honestly, my friends are the sisters that I wish I had. I don’t know where I would be without any of them. And I would drop everything to be at their side in a moment if they needed me.
I am goofy-well, really, my whole family is goofy. I love to laugh, and my family is notorious for making funny faces in pictures. Life is never boring in our house. We live our life with no regrets and work to enjoy every moment that we’ve been blessed with.
I am an adventurer and like to think that I am fearless. I love trying new things that challenge or scare me. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to fly a small plane. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I am an adrenaline junkie and anything from rollercoasters to cliff jumping is my kind of activity.
I am a writer. I know this one is probably an obvious one. I mean I am writing a blog. But writing is something that keeps me sane. It gives me a chance to escape my life and enter a different world. It’s part of why I love reading so much.
Finally, I love to dance, well swing dance. Anything else takes a lot to get me on the dance floor. It takes a lot of trust to swing dance especially as a girl. We are completely in the hands of our partner and we have to read and trust the signals that they give us. It has taught me to trust and rely on someone in a different way that normal life could’ve. The more I swing dance, the more I understand and like the idea of one day dancing through life with someone.
That’s a few things about me that I hope give you a better picture of who this girl is behind the computer screen. We are only four months into this adventure and I’ve been loving every second of it. Hope you are enjoying it as well.
If there is anything you want to see on the blog, comment below. I would love to hear from you.