I am twenty-five years old and begrudgingly paying off student debt much like the rest of my peers. I wake up every day and try to work hard. Try to be consistent. This blog is me going the extra mile in an effort to inspire others to live extraordinary amidst the ordinary. I don’t have a success story or some ridiculous testimony. I love Jesus and believe that he has called me to do this. To share my story of normalcy.

I currently live in the Classic City aka Athens, Georgia with my wife and our plants. At the ripe age of twenty-three, I began serving as the Executive Director for a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Northeast Georgia. My work is fulfilling and teaches me something new every day. In addition to my full-time gig as an ED, I am also a coach a few classes a week at CrossFit Liberate in Athens. My passion for writing is rivaled by my passion for health and wellness. I believe that everything in our life is enhanced when we take care of our mental and physical health.

I started my blog titled Authentic about eight months ago. I have had the website for over two years but never produced any content. As Lent started in the spring of 2018 I decided to write a weekly devotion and send it to my closest guy friends, and my wife… and mom, duh. I enjoyed it so much. Like fired up at the computer screen typing my little fingers away, enjoyed it. Once Lent was over I took a few months off and really felt like something was missing. And it was. I needed to write. So my encourager, supporter, and best friend, my wife talked me into sharing my writing with people through social media. Now here we are.

I tend to have a lot going on in any given day but this right here brings me peace. Sharing my life with other people is not natural for me. It is terrifying, and that’s why I do it. To show you that an average person with real fears can show up and be authentic. Everyday. That is all any of us are called to do. Be the best version of us. The best part? We don’t have to do it alone. We are in this thing called life together. Let’s make the most of it.





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