I've spent weeks - months - trying to figure out what my first post on My Trending Stories was going to be. Where has that gotten me? Nowhere... I'm still sitting here waiting for magical inspiration to come to me.

That's ridiculous...

I wanted to start blogging, because I have a voice. I have an opinion. I have feelings. And my voice, opinions, and feelings have a right to be heard.

So here I am, writing my first post. And this is what I know:

1. I'm a red-head. When I've been glad about it and when I've thought about pulling an Anne and trying to dye my hair black, it is a critical part of who I am. It sets me apart for better or worse. It comes with quite a temper (no really...) and without it, I would not be me.

2. I'm a world traveller. "The world is my oyster." But actually, I'm the world's oyster, still waiting to find out where I'll land and find 'home.' My bucket list goal is to visit every country in the world. 18 countries down and 178 left!

3. Where politics are concerned - I'm anti-abortion and pro-refugee. I want to help all of these lives, but struggling to figure out how to do that...

4. I'm a HUGE advocate for fostering and adopting. My current 'red-head rage' is that insurance doesn't cover adoption costs, but will cover invetro. My dream is to own a huge house with enough room to take in kids in the system who just need respite. 

5. I'm a Christian. *groan* Not another one. I know, I know. We've caused a lot of strife. All I ask of you is for you to understand that we're human. We have and will sin. Look for Christ through us - in how far we've come, in where we look to go, in our efforts to live a Christ-led life and failing and asking for repentance every day! I'm sorry for any hurt a believer or professor of Christianity has caused you. I won't lie and say it won't happen again... like I said we are so NOT perfect and WILL make mistakes.

So there you have it. My attempt to break through the road block I've been struggling with for that last few months. Trying to climb over the mountain of fear and disbelief that I should have been given this opportunity. But so grateful that I do have it and hope my little bit will reach those who need/want to hear what I may have to say.