Here we go. I am taking a HUGE . . . I mean HUGE leap of faith into the world of blogging and sharing this journey with my readers. My name is Erika and I am so excited, scared, nervous, happy, hopeful (insert any other adjective here) about starting this blog.
I started The Felicity Bee because I wanted a creative outlet for writing and sharing what I know with amazing women, like yourself, who want to create a life that shines. I wanted a place to share helpful ways that to create a life that you and I are excited to wake up to every day.
Women are so busy these days, aren’t we? Between work, the husband , the kids, the home, trying to create a “Pinterest-perfect” life, . . . the list goes on and on. I am one of those women. I own and operate my own non-profit community theater which is a 60+ hour a week job, I am homeschooling my seven-year-old little boy, I try desperately to be a good friend, daughter, sister, boss, artist, writer, etc, AND on top of all that I need to lose 30 more pounds!
Life is busy. But I believe that we can create the kind of life that leaves us blessed in the middle of busy, sane in the middle of stress, peaceful in the middle of pressure, and cheerful in the middle of a challenge.
So what does it look like to create a life that sparkles? What does that even mean?
Have you ever seen a pregnant woman and heard the phrase ‘She’s glowing’? Have you ever put on the perfect outfit, with the fabulous hair and makeup, gone out with your man, and just felt so good everyone you made contact with commented on how fantastic you looked? Has anyone ever looked at you and said, ‘Gosh, what are you doing? You just look so good - so happy’? That is the feeling of a life that sparkles. For me, over the last few years, these moments have been few and far between. But I am changing that!
A life that sparkles is one where you are at such a place of joy and peace on the inside that it naturally radiates to your outside. No - life does not have to reach a place of perfection for this to happen. Girl, are you kidding? A perfect life! It doesn’t exist.
BUT we can be calm in the middle of a storm. We can be peaceful in the middle of a battle. We can shine in the middle of the worst times, and we can sparkle in the best of times.
In this blog, we are going to discover ways to do just that. From simplifying our lives, to living naturally, taking care of our heart and mind with The Lord, taking care of our bodies with healthy eating, working on developing life-changing relationships with our kids, families and friends, and finding the music again. We can do this. Together, you, me and Jesus! Let’s create a life that sparkles!
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I’d love to hear in the comments below how you want to change your life so it sparkles! Let’s chat . . . .