I have a confession…

my life is not perfect. i am not perfect. nothing is perfect but my Father in heaven. i’m perfected in Him. my instagram will never be a true reflection of the day to day reactions and influxes that reality brings. so i wanted to open up a whole new dialog. an extension for those of you who have gotten to know me at church, on IG or just randomly in life. if we’ve met, hi! if we haven’t yet, it’s lovely to meet you.

it’s been an honor and also daunting to have so many people, girls in particular communicate with me over the internet. I remember opening my DMs one day and it was filled with messages from girls just like me, some a little younger,  some a little older. But all wanting to say hi… Some of you just needed a friend, a sister, a piece of advice. Sometimes I would be afraid that I wouldn’t be able to help you with some of the tough things you needed me for, but God always gave me the right things to say, I’ve loved talking to so many beautiful people. It dawned on me that we’re all really just trying to figure things out. We’re all needing a sister. A word. A laugh. A kiss.

And so this is my kiss… to all of the girls just like me, just trying to figure things out. I have a secret, the best thing I’ve figured out is that we never figure it out. It takes the pressure off. Never stop learning, never stop asking, never stop giving and growing. But don’t feel like you’ll be complete when you “figure everything out”. Life is everblooming and changing. Gentle but fierce. It takes a certain maturity and wholeness to recognize how small we are. but how big He is.

So I want this pretty space to be a reminder. A bold reminder that you have a friend in me. I will never tell you I have all of the answers. But I’ll boast about knowing Someone who does. We’ll talk about life, hard times, tough things – but also my favorite outfits, people, places, and food. Mainly food, though.

It’s nice to meet you, I’m your sister, Mariah. And I love you so much, I’m here for you.

Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me. When you wanna reach me, it’s ok. Whenever you need me, baby. Call me beep me if you wanna reach me.  (If you get that, we’re already besties…)

Welcome to my site, if I talk about cheese and tea and shoes too much. Sorry, not sorry.

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