This Is 23

Three weeks ago, I turned 23.

I’m officially the same age my parents were when I was born.

If you would have asked 13 year-old me what life would look like in 10 years, I would have described an existence where I am married with two or three kids and a New York Time bestselling author with a chance that one of my books would be made into a movie.

My 13 year-old self was really ambitious.

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15. Two Influential Teachers

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Brooks Adams

God blessed me with two amazing teachers growing up. They not only taught me academics, but they also encouraged me in my relationship with Christ. It is not often that you experience two phenomenal teachers in one lifetime. Continue reading

11. Homeschooling

I am so thankful that in 2002, God called my mom to take Arianna and me out of school to homeschool us. I am even more thankful that she answered the call. Things have been tough at times but I believe the benefits of homeschooling are worth the tough times. Continue reading