WIFE. MOTHER. FREELANCER.
HI, I'M ALYSSA
If you would've told me my twenties would look like this, I probably wouldn't have believed you. I graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Media Studies: Journalism. Born and raised in a good ol' country town in Oklahoma, I'm just your average small town girl. I've always had a huge passion for writing and telling people's stories. After getting my degree, I went to work full-time as an Executive Administrative Assistant for Development and the Social Media Coordinator of a summer camp in Arkansas, beginning my first job a week after graduation.
Engaged to my husband at the time, we were married 2 months later.
He worked as a Speech Language Pathologist at an elementary.
Just 4 months into marriage, we discovered we would be growing our family by one.
9 months later, we welcomed a beautiful little girl into our lives.
In the spring of 2018, God decided to shake up our lives a little more.
As my husband felt a call to go into full time children's ministry, I felt a call to pursue writing full time while spending these early years at home with my daughter.
Unsure of how we would both manage to make career changes at the same time, but feeling very sure of the calling God laid on our hearts, the summer of 2018 was challenging to say the least, but as we took a step in faith, uncertain of where our step would take us, God was faithful to provide for both of us in ways only He could do. Fast forward to 2019, my husband is a full time children't pastor at our local church. I am a full time freelancer, while also being a SAHM to our two year old little girl, with another on the way. Instead of the 9-5 office job, my days are now filled with freelance projects, blogging, ridiculous amounts of coffee and the occasional (hahahaha, daily) toddler tantrums.
Whether it’s snuggling with my daughter, trying out a new recipe, potty training, showcasing a new project, working in ministry, neighborhood walks with our dog, or finding a new, binge worthy show on Netflix, every day is an adventure, every second is a story.
The days aren't always easy, rarely glamorous and the nights are usually long.
This space is just a way for me to share our real life experiences, remember the days and nights that I never want to forget; the struggles, the victories and all the lessons learned in between along with a few of my favorite things, such as recipes, activities and more. And if you get a few chuckles, save a few dollars or shed a few tears while scrolling through here, then all the better.
I love meeting new people, especially other mothers.
It's all about community over competition so if you ever want to connect,
I'd love to listen! Just know you're not alone in this messy life.