Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Since I was a child, I’ve had the heart to inspire others. When I was 9, I got all of the neighbors together in my playroom, and we created our own magazine. Only our parents bought copies, but we had so much fun creating each booklet.
As a teenager at youth camp, I felt called to spend my time and my energy encouraging others through the spoken and the written word. It’s been so much fun to write blogs, books, and to speak to groups of women! I’ve just completed the manuscript for my 6th book! I’m so excited about this one!
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
One of the most interesting things that has happened to me since I started writing happened last year. I wrote a devotional book for teen girls. Now, I regularly get DM’s from teens around the world wanting to be my friend. It’s been so rewarding to know that my words are making a difference in the lives of young women everywhere!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
One of my favorite tips is to take at least one day off each week. I like to get off social on Saturdays!
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
There are so many who have impacted me. One of the sweetest is my prayer partner and mentor, Barbara. From the first time I told her I was starting a blog, she has encouraged me. Each time I’ve added a new feature, she has sent me positive words. When I’ve been discouraged, she has always had kind words to share and has prayed for me. I am so thankful for friends like Barbara!
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I think I offer sunshine on cloudy days. My daughter says I’m “Rainbows & Butterflies.” My heart is to share hope! And, I do this all over the Internet and in my books.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
One of my favorite quotes is from first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. She said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
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