free to be me.

I often joke that I can dress however I want, get a tattoo & let my hair go wild because
“I’m an artist”
someone asked me recently, “when did you turn into such a wannabe hippie”
well, if you want to call me that at least call me a
hippie jesus girl
I’m nothing who I used to be.
I’m me. 
{thank you pinterest!}
I wish that someone had told me in high school (and college for that matter)
that it was OK to just be me.
to not be who everyone else wanted me to be, or thought I was…
to not have to dress like/act like/be involved in things that everyone else was, simply because everyone else was.
If they told me, I wish I had listened better.
I wish I would have realized a little sooner, that i’m NOT an athlete.
and that’s ok!
just because all my friends were, didn’t mean I had to be.
I am not/was not any good.
{now, team sports taught me invaluable lessons that I’ll always be thankful for & I LOVED it, but it just wasn’t ever my “thing”}
I wish I would have embraced my creativity more.
I ALWAYS knew I was creative.
I just never knew how to “get it out of my head” as I always say.
I can’t draw, or paint so I brushed it off
but once I found photography, everything clicked.
I think about this & talk about this a lot
it’s a huge part of WHO I am

and it’s helped me be comfortable in my own skin
to be my own person
to not dress like everyone else
to not care what people think about my tattoo or my nose piercing
to not speculate if they are going to pass judgement on me for having those things
I am who I am
and I’m beginning to love that person

and I wish, oh I wish that I could go back to a younger me
and tell her that it didn’t matter if you wear designer clothes or not, or make the “A” team, or drive a brand new car.  those things don’t define you.

god made each of us in his image.
but we are all unique.

I want to embrace that
in hopes that OTHERS will embrace their uniqueness too.  
SO…..what makes you, YOU?

ps- my friend Lauren wrote a good post (here)  that reminds me of what’s been on my mind too.  she’s been encouraging her high school girls in her bible study to be WHO THEY ARE! 

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. Elisha(: says:

    I wouldnt want you to be ANYONE else. 🙂 be YOU!! i love ya! (:

  2. Amber says:

    so needed to hear this!

  3. Mommy Gray says:

    Love it–and your style!

  4. Nicole Marie says:

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  5. Ah, I love this! You are beautiful inside and out!

  6. Lauren says:

    Love it! So glad you published this! You are beautiful inside and out! I love your artsy style! Isn’t it just sooo freeing to be YOU and to know you are fearfully and wonderfully made just the way you are? Love you and your artsy self!!

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