I’m April – author of wildflowers + whimsy.
I started this blog a little over 5 years ago after teaching myself to sew – something I’d spent my entire life telling myself I wasn’t talented enough to do. I’d tried. My grandma taught me the basics, but nothing I did ever turned out the way I imagined. So I allowed myself to believe for years that I wasn’t talented enough to do it. When I finally I WAS successful at it, I knew that if I could do it, anyone could, and I BELIEVED that if I could show them that, it would open their ideas to the fact that many of our so-called limitations are there only because we BELIEVE they are.
Most of the time, our dreams are too big only when we believe they are. Can you imagine what people thought of the Wright Brothers wanting to fly? Sure sprouting wings was impossible, but they made a way where it looked like there was none. They understood that fail-ing does not equal fail-ure. Trust me, I know this is a hard pill to swallow – I still haven’t fully digested it myself.
It’s a lesson that is so easy to forget, but we have to remember that it is about the journey…because we never truly know the destination.
Fast forward, and today I am an online health + fitness coach, business mentor, and entrepenuer slowly learning not to be afraid of the unknown. Not to be afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone. Or failing. Or what others think. Or even if I am a disappointment to them. The best I can do is follow the path I feel God is leading me down – plenty of times I take the wrong turn, but – thankfully – in His never-ending and abundant grace and mercy, He never let’s me get too far down the wrong path.
So what you’ll find here, are stories about the everyday life of an all around imperfect momma whose home + pictures will more than likely never be magazine – or even Pinterest worthy, drinks way too much Coors Light, talks too much and too loud, yells at her kids, feels guilty, then yells again, forgets birthdays + anniversaries, and often times doesn’t know the last time she mopped the floor or washed her hair.
Yet despite the disaster that is me, I still manage to have a happy husband, 3 crazy awesome, totally happy kids, and a successful business I run from home when the homeschool day is over. I will never be perfect or anything even slightly resembling it – at least not in this life. The goal of this blog has shifted from teaching women that they can sew to helping them discover that God doesn’t call the qualified – He qualifies the called.
All we have to do is answer.
So, I hope you’ll stick around and hang out with me a bit. I love getting to know my readers, so please feel free to shoot me an email an email if you like.
Thanks for stopping by!