We’re Getting Married

We're Getting Married | This Artist's Life Blog

  On October 26th, my boyfriend proposed to me, and I said yes! We’re getting married on May 25th. My last blog post was a full 6 months ago, in August of this past year. Since then, so much has happened. Apart from getting engaged to the love of my life (who I call Wott) […]

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When Life Gives you Lyme

This Artists Life | When Life Gives you Lyme

There was an itchy spot on my thigh. Resist the urge to itch, it’s just a mosquito bite. Nothing a little benadryl can’t fix right? It was the end of summer 2015, and I was feeling pretty good. I was waitressing and saving money for the next school semester, running farther and faster than ever […]

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Count it All Joy

This Artists Life | Count it all Joy

It’s been cold and rainy the past few days here in Texas. If you don’t know this about me, I LOVE the rain. My first memories of rain as a child was watching the rain form a massive puddle outside our side porch. The Pennsylvania house I grew up in was an old Victorian mansion […]

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Facing my Fear & Why I Moved to Texas

This Artists Life | Facing my Fear & Why I moved to Texas

  They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and I found this true when the flight attendant got on the loudspeaker and said  ‘we are beginning our final descent into Austin…’ I felt this really warm feeling – Of course, part of that warm feeling might have had something to do with the fever […]

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Only Convenient Faith

This Artist's Life | A Convenient Faith

When I started this blog I had just moved recently to Washington D.C. from Pennsylvania and had spent my travel funds for a ticket for 10 days in Costa Rica. I traveled with one of my brothers, and together we made friends at the hostels, witnessed a small earthquake while staying in a tree house, […]

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Why I Chose Christianity After Leaving a Cult

This Artist's Life - Christian apologetics

4 years ago, I left a Christian leaning cult. I gave my testimony about that a few posts ago. You can find that post here. Growing up in it (The Message), whenever I’d see someone leave/escape it they’d go off the deep end. By that I mean that they started doing everything that the group […]

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What Does it mean to Dress Modestly?

Modesty Ideals in The Church

I grew up with a strong dresscode, trying to adhere to a strong level of Biblical ‘modesty’. You’ll remember from my last post, I grew up in a very ‘unconventional church’ called ‘The Message’, if you missed that post, go check it out here. The dress code I followed for most of my life was […]

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My Spiritual History & Testimony

This Artist's Life | Spiritual History & Testimony

  How do I talk about something that was once so much a part of my life, in the typical length of my blog posts? I could have simply continued hinting at this part of my past like I have in previous posts, but I felt like it was about time to get real. I’ve […]

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Finding Myself in the Storm

“What’s your name again?” Have you ever met someone for the fourth or fifth time, and you just cannot seem to remember their name? The first few times it was okay to ask them to remind you, but then… You just stopped asking, because it’s embarrassing to admit you don’t remember.

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When Your Best isn’t the Best

How to do your best

Have you ever been in a competition and got a place, or a grade in school that was less than what you had hoped for, and then someone tried to comfort you by saying “There, there, you did your best, and that’s what counts.” I know I have, and it’s a really common thing to say […]

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