Hi, there! Thanks for stopping in. I am so glad that you are here and want to introduce you to Corn to Cacti.
You can find all you need to know by visiting the About page. I am also going to answer a few questions publicly (meaning right here) that I have been asking myself as I start this process:
Why is it called "Corn to Cacti"?
I wanted a title that somehow addressed movement, growth, and the transitionary seasons of walking into adulthood. I also wanted it to express a little of my story specifically. So Corn to Cacti comes from my most recent move from Ohio and it's sprawling cornfields to Arizona and it's cactus-lined desert highways. I have found crazy beauty in those unique landscapes and in the countless road stops from there to here.
What are you going to write about?
I am going to write about fumbling through adulting with as much grace as possible and about the real grace that Jesus shows us each messy moment at a time. I hope to share authentic stories of challenge and celebration so that the things that the Lord wants to reveal to us don't end up isolated to our own minds and hearts. I kind of picture it like this: I really suck at cutting mangos. If my friend wastes like 7.5 mangos learning to cut them perfectly, but doesn't share the technique he discovers, then I'm going to just keep throwing out the tons of mango that is still stuck on the peel. I don't want to waste all the mango. So. let's share our mango-cutting techniques - but also the things that the Lord is revealing to us.
Why are you blogging?
Selfishly - because I really enjoy writing. I didn't realize how much it helped me to process until I was asked to do it consistently during an 11-month missions trip. Even though that year has ended, the unique experience of writing with the knowledge that you are sharing it with others is something that I don't want to end. I'm also beginning to sense the Lord tugging a little at my heart to teach and share more. I'm honestly not sure what that will look like, but I know that I need to take action. This is definitely part of stepping into that. The other aspect of blogging is that readers (you) can actively respond. I don't want to create a one-way speaking platform, I want to create a space for conversation and feedback. That means that I am also asking you to participate with me. Be open to commenting and responding with what the Lord is teaching you... or just to fist bump when the struggle is real.
What are you eating right now?
I am eating White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl ice cream with melted dark chocolate chips and coconut oil poured all over it. Okay... I really just wanted to tell you about that wonderful combination. It has nothing to do with this blog. But you should totally try it.
This is all a bit of an experiment in realness and writing for me, so be prepared for some moments of failure and many more stories of celebration and connection together. I am so glad to have you along for the journey.