About

clare473

I love people. I have as long as I can remember. I’ll sit and drill a million questions to you in a mere 5 minutes and chances are you’ll tell me everything I want to know. I’m fascinated as to what makes people tick. What makes them happy. What makes them sad. What keeps them moving and what stops them.

I love to move. I’ve been told I have a ton of energy. (understatement?) There’s no question that God has wired me to be a fitness instructor! (I’m certified in General Aerobics and Pilates and have been teaching for over 11 years.) Who else can move a hundred miles a minute with their body while keeping their mouth going just as fast? I love it. It gives me more energy than anyone will ever know.

I love my friends. Oh. My dear friends. I’m blessed with an incredible support group. The beauty of them is that their lives don’t necessarily look like mine. We share different visions, different faiths, different desires. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

I love my family. I married my handy, thrifty, funny, Godly, hot & extremely tall man, Kory. I have met no other man like him. His integrity blows me away. He lets me be me. Not many people could handle this! I have 2 children Sam (2006) and Lila (2009). To say that they are blessings is a bit of an understatement. I thought that my marriage refined me, but being a mother took that refinement to a whole new level. I quit my job in corporate America to make my house a home. To invest all my focus and energy into these little humans and into my marriage and ministries.

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I love Jesus. My extra pep in my step is because of a life of freedom that I live. My chains are gone. I’ve been set free. It’s not just cliché…it’s the truth. I’m as real as real can be.

This blog is a reflection of my life. It’s been a journey just as anything else meaningful, hard, glorious, & faith-building has been. It has changed me and challenged me all at the same time. I am blessed to share my heart with people who come from around the world seeking the very same community I look for.

And for fun…5 random things about me.

1) I would rather watch “24” than HGTV

2) I was nicknamed “The Energizer Bunny” on my high school volleyball team

3) My purse is always a mess. Always.

4) I’m a thrifty girl, but I splurge on workout shoes & perfume.

5) My mom and I share a birthday!

Wondering why I switched blog names? Glad you asked!