It’s been exactly two and a half weeks since my last “confession.” That wasn’t meant to be witty. It’s just true. Two and a half weeks ago, my level of responsibility at work and my level of stress got dialed up to 11 and something had to...Read More
I’ve been terrible about writing down the gifts I see from day to day — the buzz of life has a way of working those important little things out if you let them. Which is why, though I’ve toyed with the idea of shutting this blog down for two weeks now, I’m...Read More
I spend a ridiculous amount of time making lists. So much so, I’m considering starting a support group. But oh how I love crossing things out, adding something new (even if only to cross it out two minutes later.) There are many, many “to-do list” theories...Read More
Jon Acuff, who created Stuff Christians Like (one of my favorite blogs) and Quitter (a book that I re-read every six months or so because it is so helpful), is launching his latest book, Start. This one is shaping up to be a life-changer. This is his premise: Growing up,...Read More
let's share in the little and the big moments of life, unscripted.
A day that began with a makeover from Mary Kay, a gallon of hairspray, my horse coming down with the flu and then learning I misspelled my own last name on a pageant application would end with the experience that altered the course of my life.
On November 7th, 2003, I competed alongside seven other young women for the three places on the Clark County Fair Court. This was only the beginning. I’d meet my future husband that night, meet a woman who led me into other great opportunities and even managed to lock the keys in the truck.
Now—after another queen title, undergrad, getting married, buying a house, getting a big-girl job and writing four novels—I’m starting to see the pieces fall into place.
So the purpose of this blog is to share my journey—the bumps, curves and mountains along the way—and how I’m coping with being confined to city limits during the work week.
I have a long way to go in life, but this blog is how I see the world. Check back – subscribe if you’d like – and tune in for more “Confessions of a Former Rodeo Queen.”
The “has been”