I spent my early years living with my family near the South San Francisco Bay area, in California, before our family moved to South West Michigan. A majority of my childhood was spent in the lovely mitten-state, until my young adult heart found it’s gypsy roots. Immediately after graduating high school I set wandering back to the mountains of northern California for a summer job in Yosemite National Park, which turned into a year long position, and eventually dirtbag-rock-climbing road trips and living out of a car. I was convinced I would be vagabond for the rest of my life. It took a series of unfortunate events, and ultimately single parenthood to bring me back home, to Michigan. It was through the long and refining process of becoming a mom that I realized just how much I had been missing out on by traveling aimlessly and serving only my own fleeting desires. Now I find myself, an eager twenty something, newly wed to the man of my dreams, chasing after God’s heart, learning what makes me come fully alive and learning to wake the dead, as defined by John Eldridge. Thank you for joining the journey!