It’s been a couple of crazy years!
I’ve just stepped out of a couple of very “transformational” years and thought I needed to let you know where my head and heart are right now.
First of all…
I’m clearing out the clutter, anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue and stress from my mind, heart, home and life to open up space and opportunity for what is truly meaningful and a whole lot more FUN!
How do I plan on doing that? One.Step.At.A.Time.
An Old Perspective…
I’ve been striving for years to find truth, simplicity, belonging and falling short. Something was always missing. I bought into the idea that if I accumulated more, was positive enough and worked hard enough…all that I dreamed would become a reality. It didn’t.
A New Perspective…
I had plans for the future. My plans for Ladybug Junction Farm were massive; requiring a lot of capital, dedication and manpower to bring it about. But one day, I was on Youtube watching an interview of Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV show Fixer Upper. While listening to their story of how God led them to the show and Magnolia, out of the blue and as clear as crystal this thought came to me, “…the farm was never meant to be without Me.”
God had a different plan.
Proverbs 16:9 says…”We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps,” and that day, I turned the farm over to Him. I stopped everything I was doing for the farm and asked God to share His plan with me and if the farm is not in our future, take away my desire for it.” As of this writing, Ladybug Junction Farm is still on hold.
I began reading the Bible all the way through; something I had never done before. As I read, I asked four things: 1) Show me who You are 2) Your will for my life 3) reveal my next step and 4) lead me to Your Truth.
When I didn’t know what to do…He pointed me to Isaiah 30:21 “This is the way. Walk in it.”
So, I started a NEW personal blog.
I felt called to start doodling, which is really crazy cuz I don’t consider myself an artist in any way, shape or form! But I wanted to learn, and I wanted to do something creative for a change while waiting on more answers as to God’s plan for me.
And that’s when Miss Mia came to life!
I created Miss Mia for my daughter…
…to help her get a visual of the challenges she and numerous others face every day; struggling with social interaction due to Autism/Aspergers and other diagnoses.
Sharing Miss Mia’s blog with you; the ups, downs, successes and failures will all be a part of our story. At times it will be challenging or heartbreaking.
At other times, there will be “heart-warming nuggets with gleeful laughter till you snort moments”.
My wish for you is to find inspiration, encouragement, laughter and joy in Mia’s doodle blog as we visit random thoughts on faith, home, relationships and life. But most of all, I want you to know you are not alone in this wacky and crazy world we live in.
If you would like to know “What Miss Mia has to say today”, Come Join Us!
Until next time…