Coffee With Friends:: Lizzie
Hi! My name is Lizzie Branch and my passion is to live simply, love deeply, and laugh loud! I am a Jesus lover, life coach, and writer. My family is my focus and everything else just makes life sweeter. I met Stacey through a Better Writer’s forum and I am sharing today about why I blog and how writing impacts my life.
I have always been a wordsmith. My favorite teacher of all time gave us weekly A to Z words that helped us enlarge our vocabulary. I still have the word lists almost 25 years later! Little did she or I know that this was the beginning of my love affair with words. I am also a lifelong learner. I love to read and learn new things!
As a mom with two young children, I am constantly learning something new. My children teach me more on a daily basis than I will ever teach them in their lifetimes. It is no surprise to me that my blogging adventure started with a post about my children!
I was feeling a bit nostalgic during the summer of 2010. My daughter would be starting Kindergarten in a couple of months and I wanted to capture the pivotal life changing moments in our lives in a written form. Unfortunately, I was highly ineffective with a paper and pen journal. I would write an entry and not open my journal again for weeks.
I very courageously hit the publish tab on my very first blog post in August of 2010. I jumped in the deep end and to my surprise, I swam!
Soon after I started blogging, I wrote a children’s book during the winter of 2010. I self-published and finally began to accept the notion that maybe, just maybe, I was a writer. For real!
And, I have not looked back since God helped me understand that I am hard wired to write. I blog and write because I can’t not write. It is part of the fiber of my being. The threads of my tapestry. He is a master weaver and wordsmith, dear friends! Anything we create reflects His glory. We are imitating the best!
I also love to bridge the gap between everyday and eternity by connecting the dots. Everyday, every minute of our lives is linked to eternity in some way. We may need to adjust our perspective or lens, but He gives us eyes to see those moments that I describe as Kairos moments. They don’t have to be random, sporadic events. You can live a Kairos life by seizing the opportunities and redeeming the time every day of your life.
I have learned so much about myself through blogging. I am an open book and I share freely with my readers. My style of blogging is straightforward, yet encouraging. I love to share about my family, faith, food, and my life coaching adventures. My family has been very supportive and encouraging. My husband understands the compulsion behind my writer’s heart. For that I am grateful!
As I have continued to blog and create, I have met many other amazing women with similar passions and interests. Blogging has taught me that I have a voice that needs to be heard. My heart’s desire through the blogging platform is that others will be drawn to Him and want to know more about Him. If that is the only outcome, then I will have been a very successful blogger.
Won’t you come join me? You will laugh and cry along the way, and you will learn a few things about life coaching. But more than anything else, I pray that you fall deeper in love with our Creator. Praying for you today!
Isn't she simply lovely? You simply MUST go over and check her blog out. She just did a total revamp and it is beautiful! If you know what's smart you will follow her and join her regularly, as well.
Thanks so much Lizzie for taking your time to come over here today! I loved having coffee with you.