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Hey y’all!

A blog too?!

Yes, Friends, a blog. I have a deep affection for writing, so I thought it would only make sense to share a little of the journey/tips/tricks in written form. Can I give a shout out to all the readers out there?!

If you don’t know me yet, I promise it won’t take long. Being a southern woman, I love a good story with all the details, even the ones no one cares about. So, you’ll probably know more than your fair share before you can blink twice. For the sake of my first “official” blog post, let me introduce myself.

I’m Trisha. (You probably figured that out all by yourself 😉)

I was born and raise in the deep South in the good ol’ Peach State. Georgia has been home for most of my life and I love it here. I married a military man out of college and he has taken me on more adventures than I can count. I promise I will start to let you in on the shenanigans as we get to know each other more. You’ll probably love my husband just as much as I do.

We have two amazing boys who may or may not have signs of walking in their Daddy’s footsteps. (The part where there is never a dull moment 🙃) They are ALL boy and I’m here for it every.single.part.

We built a metal building house, or a “barndominium” as the trendy Tik Tok folks say, and we live on a small farm in Georgia. We are the epitome of learning all the things as we go. My husband is MUCH more knowledgable to the ways of small town farm living, but I’m learning. It’s most definitely a “sink or swim” mentality around here. Most days I’m doing good to tread water. Can you blame me? At the point of this post we have the following animals: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bearded dragon, 3 goats, 1 cow, 28 chickens, and 9 ducks. 😳 I had to take a deep breath just after typing that.

(Remind me to tell you later about how my husband brought home the baby bull calf in the back seat of his truck as a surprise for me. You really can’t make this stuff up.)

All shenanigans aside, this is my happy place. I love writing to you all while looking over our pasture, which at one point was only a dream. The best parts of my story are the ones I haven’t told you yet, but they are also the hardest parts. The fun life I have now did not come with ease. My story is laced with having divorced parents and an absent father, barely making ends meet, losing my younger brother to a drug overdose, losing my dad to the cancer caused by drugs, moving 6 times with my husband, enduring 14 deployments together… and surviving more struggles than I care to count.

But I’m here. I survived because I’m writing to you today. My goal is to show you what’s possible if only you change the way you think. Through the podcast, the blog, my courses, or anything I do… I want you to know a few things:

You are not your past.
You are not your story.
Your story has built strength.
If you heal from your past, you can tell your story with confidence.
Telling your story is what helps heal others.

We need to normalize the hard parts of life & encourage one another. Don’t suffer in silence. There are 2 verses in the Bible, and one special quote that stood place beside me in my high school yearbook, that sum up my purpose here:

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

If you remember anything about me, remember that I am here for you. I watched too many people close to me suffer and I refuse to stand idly by and let that keep happening. I will do whatever it takes to remind you that you never have to walk alone. The world needs YOU. The world needs your unique gifts and talents.

I would love to walk alongside you on your journey.

Until Next Time….

xoxo,

Trisha

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