Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Overcoming Insecurities & That Sage Llama

Today, I'm posting at Faith's little corner of the internet. Kicking off her new series "Overcoming Insecurities".

A sneak peak: 
"Insecurities are a part of daily life though. It's normal. There's insecurities about what you're wearing, how you look, or how you sound to other people. But then there's the insecurities that cripple you and can prevent you from getting out there in the real world. 
"Hi, I'm Melissa... and I'm insecure." (all: "Hi, Melissa!")"
To read more, go: here

Please go read my story on Faith's blog. It's going to be difficult for a lot of y'all to read, I'm sure. I only know this because it was difficult to write. I wish that y'all gain something from reading it though. I wish it encourages conversation. Most of all, I wish that if you do read it, it doesn't change your view of me. I'm still the same person.

Don't go to Faith's little corner JUST yet. Y'all get to know Cassie from Sage the Blog a little better today. Cassie is one of my favorite bloggers that I've gotten the privilege to know. She's caring, funny, and really knows her stuff when it comes to blogging. Also, her love for Jesus is such an inspiration to me!
Shameless plug: she's also pretty clever when it comes to the new Adproval & she is even offering classes!

I'm happy to know Cassie, and I'm so happy that she's one of my Mama Llamas this month!
Take it away, Cassie!

Describe yourself in 4 words.
Child-of-God (that works right? haha)

I really love your blogging style. What made you start blogging? 
I started blogging because back in 2012 when I read a few blogs that really helped me learn who Jesus was and fall in love with him. I wanted to be that kind of inspiration, even if it was just for one person. 

You're a new addition to the crayon box. Which color would you be, and why?
PURPLE. Purple is just such a happy color, so why not?

What's the best advice you've ever gotten about blogging?
Don't force yourself to blog about something if you don't love it. Unless I am passionate about something, even a product, I won't write about it on my blog. My blog is a sacred space and I want it to represent my passions. 

What's your favorite movie quote?
I'm kind of in love with The Princess Diaries so definitely, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SUSHI! You can pretty much put anything in sushi, plus I really just like eating with chopsticks. It makes me feel so fancy. Am I alone?

No, you're not alone with the sushi, Cassie! lol.
Isn't she so much fun, y'all?

Want to get to know her better? Follow along:
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  1. Oh, sweet friend. Tears. I have three little girls, and this is a real-life fear for me every day. I did not want to put them into daycare/preschool until they could really talk. We have a situation going on in the house next to the one we are supposed to move into that makes me want to throw up. It is along lines like these...not the same, but enough to have us seriously rethinking our plans. It is SO hard to share something like this, but in NO WAY would I ever look at you differently. You are incredible. Nothing was ever your fault. And you are amazing for sharing. All I want to do is put my little girls in the safest spot in the world and protect them forever, so letting them learn and grow and thrive, without me "hovering" is a learning experience. Bless you and so much love, beautiful lady!!! xoxo <3

  2. Cassie is great! Hey girl Hey! :P Cassie- I would love to know some tips on getting motivated! I am having trouble these days :P & if you do not mind saying... name one christian/inspiration blogger you love!

  3. Ok first off...thank you, thank you, thank you for being SO brave and sharing your story that I know was so hard to share for my series! You are so brave to share it and I pray it helps some else struggling with it or helps them helps someone who is! Love ya! Second! Cassie is the bomb! Love her too! Loved her answers to these questions and you have some great questions! :)

  4. Adore Cassie. She is one of my favorite bloggers for sure.
    Off to read your post now.

  5. For one- I'm super proud of you, Melissa, for sharing part your personal story - I can't wait to read! Second of all, YEEEEAH CASSIE! I'm seriously shocked that Princess Diaries is one of your faves though! So there must be some girly-ness in there somewhere! (Even if you did choose the most non-girly quote in the whole movie. hahaha) Amen to sushi!!!!

  6. Thanks so much for your kind words! xoxoxo. It's definitely something I think about DAILY. But I don't want to be a helicopter mom. Ugh. Where's the happy medium? I worry about Zander too. Not just Ainsley. it's a scary world. Thanks so much for being so kind. This was HARD to write!

  7. Thanks so much for having me. I'm REALLY glad I shared my story. It was really difficult to write, but the blogging community has been so wonderful and supportive. LOVE YOU!

  8. YES. Cassie is the bomb dot com! haha

  9. Katherine LacabeMarch 4, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    I thought I liked you Cassie... but SUSHI??? No, no, no. ;) Thanks for giving us some insight into Cassie, Melissa!

  10. I love Cassie!! And I loved your post in Faith's blog. You are amazing!!

  11. Cassie is so great!! and thanks for your kind words sweet friend!! love you!!

  12. OMG I haven't seen The Princess Diaries in f.o.r.e.v.e.r!!!!!!! That quote is amazing. And obviously Cassie is the best :)

  13. RIGHT?! I was thinking yesterday that I really need to watch it again.