Welcome to my little world.
So, here’s the story…I spent most of my life trying to fit the mold that was laid out for me (serious recovering people pleaser!). But, no matter how hard I tried, I continued to feel unseen, unheard, trapped by fear and more and more alone. I tried to find my place by being a wife, mom, pastor and writer and I was successful by outside standards. But, the inauthenticity of the institutions I was a part of just became more suffocating and painful. There had to be a better way to live. After 10 years of ministry, pastoring and a painful divorce, I decided to venture into the wilderness to discover my own path. I tore down every institution that caged me or brought fear – but I was left with scars and loads of anger, anxiety and depression.
This brought me to a place of deconstructing my life (my ENTIRE life): faith, spirituality, eating habits, health and lifestyle all changed. I am still navigating my way through this wilderness, but each day I am gaining more peace, clarity, love and joy. My work now is focused on authenticity, walking alongside other wilderness wanderers and the belief that there is a seat for everyone at the table. No matter your story, gender, beliefs or lifestyle, there is a place for you here.
In my blogs, podcast and written works you can expect honest, real conversation around different perspectives on spirituality, faith, culture, relationships and inner healing work.
A few other random things about me: I’m a mom to four girls (I know, crazy right??!), one adopted and three biological. I am obsessed with cozy blankets, the ocean and dark chocolate. I practice yoga, meditate, try to eat clean and have embraced a gluten-free lifestyle. But, enough about me, I’d love to hear your story! Send me an email or come visit me on Instagram.
Grace and peace,
Anna currently resides in Kansas with her four daughters, best friend and dog Penelope. She is a blogger, podcaster and writer. Her roles have included mom, pastor, philanthropist, speaker, and professional trouble maker. She is currently studying pre-law at Liberty University.