Hi friends! I have this idea, and I want you to hear me out. In my attempt at being more honest with myself and with others I have decided to do a mini series called "This is ME." This summer was challenging for me in a lot of ways and I want to reclaim who I am. This summer I lost sight of what makes me, me. I lost the joy I have in the small things like a pretty sunrise, a hike, a good meal and laughter with friends. I lost my love for music and dancing, entertaining friends and watching movies. I lost motivation and creativity. I started picking myself apart and found that I was giving into depression and anxiety more than I was fighting for real joy. So with this series I want to reclaim what I have lost. Will you help me rediscover the small things and the big things that make me the woman I am? I will share with you some fears of mine, and my great joys. The ways that I easily follow the Lord and the things I hold tightly in my hand as I attempt to control my life and not let the Lord lead. I want to find delight and peace in knowing I am the way I am because God created me this way and he said "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5) I pray that this series brings you encouragement and helps you reflect on what makes you, you. So it is with creative delight that I begin this series of rediscovery, counting my blessings and trusting that the God of all creation has a better plan for me than I have for myself.