When I first put together this blog, I had a different idea of what it was going to be. The phrase “Wonderfully Made” comes from my Life Bible verse that I live by. It is something that I have strived to come to peace with. Finding oneself & being comfortable in your own skin is so challenging, but I have found that with God’s help, it becomes not only an adventure, but also an awakening. Last year was a year for me to become strong and truly comfortable in my own skin. What I quickly realized was, that was only the beginning of the journey. God has had some different plans. This year has brought new challenges that I needed to be physically strong for, but I found I need some work on the emotional and faith strength. No one has it all together, but honestly a year ago I thought “Hey I am doing pretty good!!” I find humor in that because I look at things now and that is not what I am saying! Right now I am saying, “I am a mess!” Living Wonderfully Made is not only about the physical part of life, but I have been learning it is about being your “Authentic Self.” It is about incorporating your whole life including the passions that maybe you sometimes ignore or don’t leave time for. It is about being unapologetically you! No excuses, no masks, just TRUE Authenticity!
So what I want this blog to be about is a search for a more authentic self in all capacities. I will be chronicling my journey and I hope to highlight the journey of others as well. My life and every messy part of it will be a topic. Transparent and honest about myself as a mom to a special needs child, a woman, a wife, and everything else in between. Sharing my passion for words and my reality is nothing new to me. The one thing I have recently promised to myself at the dawn of this New Year is to pursue my passions, pull myself out of the intense darkness I have been feeling and shock the world with light. You know, no pressure. I hope that in reading my words that you too, will pursue a Life Wonderfully Made. The one that God has intended for you. So….Shall we start?
-Live Wonderfully Made,
Carolyn Decker, xoxo