Hi, I’m Michaela but many of my friends & family know me as Mickey. If you’re reading this, odds are you already know me, but if you happen not to, I’ll leave it up to you to call me whichever name you prefer. What I introduce myself as tends to vary depending on who’s with me when I meet someone new.
I grew up in a fairly small town on the border of NC & VA, but I moved to Colorado Springs, CO in June 2018, which is what prompted me to start this blog. Exactly a year later, God called me to journey back to the East Coast where I’m now nestled in coastal Virginia. I spend my days working out of coffee shops & libraries as an online graduate student and community connector through an internship with Yelp Hampton Roads.
Family is everything to me, & I am so blessed with the best one I could have ever asked for. We are closer (& crazier) than most, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. My grandparents own a breakfast restaurant where I practically grew up–my parents even met each other there, so perhaps that’s part of the explanation for my breakfast/brunch obsession. My best friends can be counted on two hands & raved about for two days. On the furry side of life, I have a cat named Abel who is my constant, cuddly comfort.
Being outdoors & being in the midst of powerful worship are two places where I find my joy on a regular basis. The little things are the big things in my book. I’ll rarely ever turn down an offer to watch the sunrise (or sunset, for that matter) & in fact it’s one of my favorite things to do as a self-proclaimed early bird. I have a crazy sweet tooth, a deafeningly loud clap, & a tendency to walk & talk just a little too fast. I love telling stories, however I go on tangents that I almost immediately realize are not pertinent to the narrative but proceed to continue sharing anyway. I’m a big dreamer, but also a realist. I like to invest time in discovering more about myself & how God created me, particularly how I can leverage my strengths & weaknesses to better interact with those around me. Inarguably, I’m one of the most emotional people you’ll ever meet, which can be both a good & bad thing but I’m grateful God made me that way regardless. I yearn for adventure, adrenaline, & abundance of community. I love Jesus with my whole heart & at the end of the day, I’m just a girl trying to become more like Him.