Who I am and Why I’m Here

On Monday, I plan to start the Blogging 201 Challenge; however, I just recently started blogging and haven’t completed the 101. I guess I’m a little fanatical of doing things in order; so, I thought I would start at the beginning and work forward until Monday. I may end up overlapping the two challenges a little, but maybe that will be okay in the eyes of the reader as you will learn more about me over a short period of time. I hope you will find this interesting and intriguing and not find it boring or an overload of information…

So, who am I and why am I here?

I am a wife, a mom and a woman of faith. I relish in the essence of truth, honesty and authenticity. I love the antiquity of life and the refreshing surprise of tomorrow.  I am passionate about my family, my standards and my God. I absolutely love the mountains, waterfalls, trees and all things nature; however, I also enjoy going to plays, fancy restaurants and shopping in the city. I thrive on spending time with my husband and our boys. I’d rather be with them any day than be with any celebrity or wealthy person in the world. I guess, you could call me a little eclectic for I have an appreciation of all things antique as well as brand new. I can be touched by the oldest Hymn and “jam out” with my son listening to the newest rap artist. I suppose, you’d say I’m an introverted introvert but maybe with a little surprise hidden within, for I thrive on solitude and quiet moments; yet, my husband often calls me a “social butterfly,” because if there’s activities going on, I don’t want to miss out! I delight in the smallest of things and, often times, look at things from that very angle. I have quirks and dislikes probably much like the next person; however, I cannot stand for fabricated lies, contrived sweetness or fictitious honesty. I love to see strength in humility, courage in timidity, and boldness in righteous indignation. I admire realism, gentleness, honor, mercy and gracious love.

This blog is just my way of sharing with you a little about my journey of adventures. I have always had a passion for journaling; my bedroom shelves are lined with a huge assortment of journals from years gone past. I decided to begin this blog to hopefully make an impact on those who follow me. As I start sharing these words penned on this (“cyber”) paper, my prayer is, whether it be as a word of encouragement, exhortation, or just a simple thought of, “I’m not alone in this journey,” that God will somehow take these simple notes, “mill” them through His refining fire, and bring about His glory; thus, the reason for my calling this The Grizzle Grist. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

13 thoughts on “Who I am and Why I’m Here

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement. I replied on your page today, but my phone app was acting a little crazy; so, I do hope it went through! I love your blog. This world so desperately needs Love. Truth. and Light. Your blog is inspiring, and I look forward to reading more! 🙂


  1. Sounds like you’ll be busy! I was in the writing 101, had a really hard time keeping up (still haven’t finished). I signed up for the blogging 201 too in hopes that I can keep up with this group. It’s SO much better when you can do the assignments along with everyone else and discuss along in the commons.
    Too bad I’m on my way back to work today and so probably won’t have the time to do much this time either. Hopefully you’re at a point where you can. I do check what other people are doing, that alone is helpful. Good luck. Hope to see you there. 🙂

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  2. I was in the Blogging 101 class with you, but I do not remember seeing one of your posts in the commons. I doubt it was your fault, but likely mine because I had no real idea how to see all the posts. Well, according to Michelle, I can go back and read from there for a while to come. Maybe I will find more of your “assignments” and see your take on them. This one is great! Journaling this way has to be the best.

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    • I actually just went through most of the blogging 101 today. I had missed the start of it. I’m signed up for the Blogging 201, which starts Monday; so, I wanted to try to complete 101 before then. 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog, and maybe we’ll “catch up” in the 201.

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      • The lessons really are helpful in so many ways, but I am not keen on just writing for the sake of writing. I like the idea of combining the writing prompts with learning a new facet about the blogs themselves. Some of the blogging lessons are too deep for my pitiful brain. 😉


  3. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Isn’t that little chime fun to hear? I still get excited over it myself. Good luck with your new blog and participating in blogging 101 is a great idea! I wish you the best and nice posts, hope you don’t mind the reblog. -OM
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