I’m going to pretend that you know nothing at all about me. Even though you are most likely a friend or a family member to me, please humor me as we pretend.
My name is Laura. I use to hate that name growing up because you could never make a nickname out of it. But I absolutely love my name after meeting my husband. His name is Andrew. His name CAN have a few nicknames made out of it (lucky him), but let’s not get into that now. He is my complete soulmate, the strength to my weaknesses, the calm in my crazy storm, the anchor to my whitewater raft, the pectin in my jelly….you get the idea.
So I’m HUGELY into name meanings so when we were dating I decided to look up what his name means. I got out my baby names book (yeah I had one prior to marriage, don’t judge), and flipped the pages to Andrew.
huh “Warrior or Victor” Good, nice strong name, fits him so well. 🙂 When I looked closer at my name, I started to cry sappy tears of joy. Laura means “crown of Laurel leaves that are a prize for the Warrior or Victor”. God had shown me that even in the conception of our names I was made for Andrew, and he was made for Laura! (Boy, was I glad he chose this Laura, lol)
So now you see I’m a bit of a sap and a romantic.
I’m also a very positive person, the glass is always somewhere between half full and over flowing. If the water drops below the center line, then it’s time to get a new glass! Where there is a will there is a way. If I believe God is moving me in a certain direction, by golly I’m gonna get there by any means necessary!
Maybe you can start to see the tip of my personality; Crazy, romantic & positive freak.
I also love to dabble in just about all of the arts. I seriously couldn’t seem to make my mind as to what I should have done with my life growing up, and it looks like I still am all over the map… I LOVE art and playing with colors, shapes, and designs is amazingly fun. I’ve always loved water colors & pastels. Recently though I’ve fallen for acrylic painting. As much as I love art, I didn’t see myself as very good. As little as 1 1/2 years ago I would never have described myself as an artist.
I’m an enormous fan of home DIY projects and making your house look stylish for pennies.
I’m a chef by profession though. I went to Culinary school in NYC and had my own Vegan Organic Baking business for 11 years. I got burned out of running a catering business around the time I became a mom & I have never looked back! Yeah, and I am a mild health nut who loves the not so occasional ice cream and French fry (you need to enjoy life, people!).
I have been playing the flute for 22 years. I consider this my worship instrument though, so it is not something that I have grown outside of the church/worship setting. I haven’t felt led to grow with this talent.
Writing is growing like a weed in me though. My love for writing has always been there whether it’s poetry, novels, or playwrights. Just please don’t judge my horrid grammar and spelling! (That’s what spell check is for right? 😛 )
But my first love, oh my sweet sweet first passion, has been the theatre!! I’m an actress at heart that feels most comfortable being on the stage.
So there you have a list of my artsy talents that I will be writing about on here! My palette is large and my ideas are larger still, so I hope you enjoy viewing the colors as we experience them together.