I’m Samantha, and this is my space.
I rewrite my about section more often than I get to hug my mum. When I visit a website, it’s the first place I visit. I want to know who the person is behind the words.
So what do you need to know about me? Well, to start, I live big. Big adventures like moving across the world a handful of times, big emotions like joy and fear and peace- often on the same day, big whimsy, big reading lists, big ambitions.
I’m set to marry my best friend in just a few months, and it couldn’t come sooner. Evert lives big too, but the first thing you’d notice is his height. I like to point out his grace, his talent, his kindness, his craziness, his gentleness.
Celebration is part of my daily life, when I choose to remember it. We’re talking “I baked a cake” celebrations, “I didn’t cry today!” celebrations. “I did what I said I’d do” celebrations. “You are a fantastic friend” celebrations. “Love is worth mentioning” celebrations. I think I should carry around a bag of confetti and a balloon with me everywhere I go.
I’m 26, so I know enough to know that I don’t know enough. My mum is wiser than I ever knew, life is more complicated than I ever understood, and Jesus is simultaneously my greatest friend and biggest mystery guest. I believe in change, in love, in beauty, in celebration, in whimsy and in Jesus. Then again, all those other words are just names to express who He is.
I can’t promise that what you read here will be any good, but it’s from my heart nonetheless.
Oh, one last thing:
Go live life. Live fully alive. Dig and fight through every lesson, be passionately in love with Jesus. No regrets, loads of mistakes, and one full, beautiful, messy and wonderful life. That’s what I pray for you.