I used to. GRACE.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesse, that the the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
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my weakness.  brought to light through life in a third world country.  
I used to say (proudly almost) that I am a “people-pleaser/approval-addict”.  
not anymore. 
now I can say (with a ethiopian finger shake) “don’t judge me” and mean it.
I used to be a major rule follower.
I’m starting to bust out.  I’m starting to say, “why not”? 
I used to ask for permission.
now I’m starting to ask for forgiveness later…
I used to eat my food on a plate with dividers.
now I share a big plate of food with a table full of people (with my hands even!)
I used to have to have a plan for every minute
now I’m learning to let go & let it happen.  to enjoy each moment.
I used to hate sharing my food
now I give it out freely.
I used to hate asking people for help
now I’m humbled.
I used to have major expectations for people & get disappointed easily
now I speak freely about what I need from people.
I used to be obsessed with answering every email immediately
now I enjoy time where I am & know that some things can wait. 
I used to hate crying in front of people
but I’m no longer ashamed.  
it changed who I used to be.
god used ethiopia to show me the real meaning and joy to life. 
my weaknesses were all brought to light.
and I’ve in no way mastered these weaknesses, but I recognized them, brought them to light & god has been working on me. 
through my weaknesses, He’s made me strong.
I don’t want to go back to who I used to be.
I’m claiming that God can continue to restore me & work out some of the things that keep me from trusting Him. 

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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