In 2010, God planted a seed within me. In 2014, that seed blossomed into WomenExceeding.com. After hearing a post I wrote on rejection for Women Exceeding, my father made me promise to begin to nurture my passion of writing. I have found therapy in writing since I was a young girl. In fact, I am published. (Not a detail I share often) I began writing daily, as I promised my father, on December 31st, 2014.
On January 1st, 2015, my father shared that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. This diagnosis made me further realize the wonder of God. I made so many plans between 2012 and 2014, specifically for 2015. “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” Well he is definitely getting a kick out of the plans that I had set for myself. Every year I establish goals and strategize on how I would achieve them. In 2014, I did not meet some goals that it appeared I should have easily achieved. I believe God was teaching me a couple lessons: 1. Stay Humble and 2. Trust His Timing.
Going into 2015 I decided to try something new, just go with the flow. (Something super difficult for a control freak like me) Everything came full circle on New Year’s Day. I understood why I was afforded a promotion that I struggled in, why I was not accepted in two programs I applied to, why circumstances forced me to push my start in my Graduate Studies. Everything became clear: I was needed in this moment to be on my father’s side. It would have required an extreme change in my life, if I were in New York like my heart desired. My struggles in my new role prevented that move. If I had been accepted into the program to which I applied, I would have been completing this rigorous curriculum concurrent with pursuing my Master’s Degree, which would have been extremely overwhelming. For this moment in my life, I needed no other obligations or distractions. I just needed to be available. So I am.
Late on a January night, I was given the vision for this website. To share who I am with the world as well as my thoughts. I never considered myself a blogger, in fact my vision for this site was more of a professional reference than a blog. However, I think it is appropriate to combine each surface of myself to paint a complete picture. In the future, the concept may change, but for now this is it!