I’m Blake and I’m grateful your curiosity led you here. You are most definitely welcome…I created this space because it is exactly the space that I needed as I was coming into my own as a woman and discovering what it looked like to care for myself well along with holding and honoring the nuances and questions of my faith as a Christian.
Remember that glorious Dixie Chicks Song “Wide Open Spaces”?
The chorus goes a little like:
She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the highest stakes.
You’re welcome for just getting that song stuck in your head.
It is my hope that this space feels wide and open and safe and curious. I make no claims to have everything figured out, I’ve simply come to a place where my questions no longer scare me or dictate how “good” or “bad” I’m doing as a Christian. I’m able to care well for my story, and not make apologies for being exactly where I am.
I come to the space of self-care honestly as I have my own tragic and beautiful story. Recovery from childhood trauma, an eating disorder, and codependency.
The biggest gift I was given in my journey of healing and wholeness was two-fold.
I found out my heart was good and worthy and full of glory.
And I found out and keep finding out in the kindest, most tender of ways that I am loved by God, that God is wild about me, and He believes in me wholeheartedly.
Those two gifts are constantly bringing me back to life. And because I don’t think these gifts were ever meant to end with me, I consider it my calling to invite you, dear one, to those same two truths.
Really glad you’re here and we get to share space together. It’s an honor. To learn more about my background, education, and my most favorite human, scroll on down!