Before this blog gets any more under way, I wanted to take a step back and introduce myself. My “About” page is of course a start, but I hope to sincerely connect with readers.
So, I’m Michaela.
As I’m writing this, I’m a 23-almost-24 year old. I graduated college a year ago and got married almost 2 years ago (yes, while I was in school!). I believe that love is the most important thing we will do on this earth, and because I am married, I believe that familial love is our greatest expression of this. However, I believe in that love extending outwards – to friends, the community, the world.
I’m a classic highly-sensitive introvert. It has taken me some time to come to terms with this and to accept both my limitations and strengths without comparing them to the next person’s. I’m deeply both emotional + intuitive but also highly analytical. I often rely on logic to problem solve and was just a couple of classes away from a Philosophy minor.
In spite of myself, I’m also ridiculously silly and laugh at almost anything (as my brother likes to prove). I’m the oldest of four children and love to have a big family of my own someday, God willing. When I was little I often played pretend by myself in the woods. I still have a fascination for nature and the natural world and believe camping is the ideal getaway.
I married the son of hippies from South Lake Tahoe, California. I think of my husband Solomon as a wild child and am constantly challenged by him to break from the restrains of “shoulds” (I should get a 9-5 job, I should have x amount of money in the bank).
photo by jeffrey r. stroup
I believe in self-care so much (love how the cigar picture must look with that statement, whoops!), hence the wellness category of this blog. Self care is something I was near terrible at, but about 3 or so years ago I started taking steps towards making room for both physical and emotional health. I’ve learned to trust my intuition re: life choices, even if they don’t “look” normal or proper or whatnot.
Finally, I’m a creative type and will always be. I have the greatest freedom when creating. It’s just in my makeup. I will probably spend the rest of my life trying to figure out what the “artist’s life” is while simultaneously living it.
Some of you may remember my previous blog, Possibility for Simplicity. That blog was something of a hobby and learning experience, but it was undermined by my demanding senior year of college. My goal was to simply learn the ropes, gain a topic focus, and post when I could.
Naturally J.M. Harris is not that blog. Naturally J.M. Harris has been intended for and thought
out for some time. I have carved out the space needed in order to sustain it. Why blog? Because I believe in the power of human story and connection. Writing happens to be my catalyst for that.
I would love if you would take the time to introduce yourself to me! Leave a comment or ask me a question, send me a link to your blog, or find me on Instagram. I will be posting every Tues. & Th. You can subscribe by email (see sidebar) or follow on Bloglovin so you never miss a post.