Howdy, and welcome.
First of all, thanks for visiting. There are a million trillion blogs out there, not to mention our lives are already swamped with all sorts of media, so I appreciate the effort it takes to check out yet another participant of the vast world wide web.
I’ve been radically changed by the love of Christ. I love to learn, read, think, teach, talk, write, draw/doodle, etc. I pretty much just enjoy communicating with others through various outlets—doodling + writing are probably my faves.
My husband and I are songwriters that lead worship together at our church in East Nashville.
My day job is also a dream job—I work as an editor at Ramsey Solutions, the company that brings you awesome books/products like Financial Peace University, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, and EntreLeadership. Before that, I worked as a freelance copywriter and editor, though I still take on freelance work when my project schedule allows.
I live in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, with my sweet husband and a family of very loyal friends.
You can follow me on Instagram if you like! Here I am: @acbjohnson
The main purpose in creating this blog was to add more content to the internet (I didn’t think there was enough already).
Truthfully, my original goal in creating this tiny arena for self-publishing was to have a place to further connect with a community of writers and readers. If you like reading creative nonfiction, personal essays about faith, cultural commentary, and nature-related writing, then this place may just be to your liking. Although, fair warning, I don’t post too frequently. Turns out, I am super super super picky about personal writings I share on the interwebs. Not only that, when your an editor and writer for other people’s projects, it is difficult to carve out time and creative energy to write for yourself.
If you decide follow this blog, I make a solemn vow to only put out great articles and stories that I hope you enjoy reading—you won’t see me post about my outfit, a recipe I tried that has 1,500 steps and photos, or claim I know it all. You will see me being super honest and vulnerable, telling it like it is, and sharing true stories and practical wisdom.
Also, if you think this blog is a little dorky, good. I have accomplished creating one that accurately reflects my personality:
Current hobbies/projects of mine:
-Gardening. Planting beautiful things is my jam.
-I’ve written about 150 pages of a story (I don’t like to say book, but it’s a very looooong story so far) about three young women and a unique bond that they share despite obvious differences in their personalities.
-Lovin’ on my dog Beasley.
-Writing children’s poetry.
-Hiking. Nashville offers so many trails close to the city, it’s difficult to find a reason NOT to go hiking!
-Eating and cooking almost anything (although I do love to make creative salads and soups from whatever I can find in my refrigerator or have been given from my neighbor’s veggie garden). In the past, I was a contributing writer and the primary copyeditor for Edible Nashville Magazine, which is a totally TOTALLY awesome gig when you love food.
-Working. Cool thing is, when you love what you do work often feels like a hobby. 🙂