Dreams come true for those who take risks, get vulnerable, and push through the trials!
There were so many times in my teenage and young adult years that I struggled with my sexuality and faith. I even became suicidal. I was kicked out of Bible College for being gay and thought my “perfect performance” of being the best daughter and young Christian was shattered. So I traveled as an ex-gay minister with Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out program and helped launch Exodus Youth – a program to rehabilitate LGBTQ teens. Thankfully I realized that God is bigger than any one person’s perception of Scripture or interpretation of how we should live and love. His plans for me surpassed even what my dreams could imagine. I left those organizations.
It took years, but today I’m blessed with my little family and an incredible career. I’ve surrounded myself with some of the most gracious and caring friends and family who will tell me no when necessary and cheer me on when I need them.
I don’t sing on any stage these days. Workshops and conferences, WordPress and digital marketing have taken priority as I’ve grown my company. But I know that our lives rotate in seasons. I believe there will come a time to pick back up my guitar and write a song about this crazy adventure I’m on.
If I could encourage you with one thing – it would be to dream big and everyday wake up determined to work hard to make that dream come true!