Hello, good to see you!

My biggest goal in life is to make the world a little bit brighter. Right now I’m doing that by studying to become a licensed Mental Health Counselor. I know a lot about faith and mental health, and every single day find how they play a role in daily life. For several years, mental illness made my life extremely difficult, and I kept all my thoughts to myself. Then I started to share my heart with select family, friends, and groups of people. Now, I claim my story and am proclaiming that no matter who you are or what you have been through, you are loved and worthy and exquisite. My experiences may be similar to yours, or they may be vastly different, and those are both excellent reasons to keep reading! Join me in this journey of finding beauty in the mundane and meaning in suffering.

Take a look around, leave a comment, send me a note, share your favorite posts, and go make the world a little bit brighter too.

In Joy, Monica

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others.

Philippians 2:3-4