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.

For a little more intro, you can read here.

38 thoughts on “Who I Am and Why I’m Here

  1. Hello Mia,
    You commented on my blog that we seemed alike and I agree! My happy moments are at home with my family, including my two sons , who mean the world to me. Although I live in a small town, I like to travel now and then and visit cities. I love being outside, gardening and writing. Thank you for sharing your blog with us and for writing such wonderful stories! 😎

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  2. I think if you flip through my blog you will notice I, too, am a bit “eclectic”. Something tells me we are going to get along famously! 🙂 So glad you stopped by my blog, so I could stop by yours, too!

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  3. Thank you for following my blog – I would like to follow your blog and thoughts as well – I love the cover picture you’ve used … so peaceful and we share that love of nature … in this fast-paced world, one can never have enough peace and solitude and nature. Looking forward to following you.

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  4. Ahoy from Australia. Sorry it took me so long to visit your pages after your visit to mine. Am a bit behind on blogs as I just sailed here from Fiji via New Caledonia. Looking forward to following you here. Also, as a woman of faith, I wanted to let you know that a friend of mine is raising funds in hopes of continuing her work with Youth With A Mission and doing a Fiji outreach next year. I just donated myself. If you are interested, you can find her fund raising page here https://www.gofundme.com/z22kmbcs

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  5. Mia I think your blog looks wonderful and you write and express yourself very well. You also have a gift when it comes to photography. My only tip on improving your site (as you requested my input) Is to reach out to like minded people and connect. The more people you connect with and visit the more you form your own tribe and community. A group of like minded souls is a wonderful thing and I am blessed to have met so many talented inspiring souls across the internet. They inspire me daily. I hope that helps and good luck. Kath

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  6. Hi Mia-or WheatandTares–I want to thank you for stopping in over on cookiecrumbstoliveby and for wanting to now follow on my life’s little adventures. I look forward to reading about your adventures as well—
    Blessings and Grace–

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