About

Cassie Portrait

Hi, my name is Cassie. Welcome to my blog!

I’m a Jesus-follower, writer, creative-sort, and a chronic-illness warrior. Here’s a little more about me.

Writing is my passion. There’s nothing I love better than a good story. I’ve had poetry and photography published in literary journals, and someday, I really look forward to having a book published. (Or two, or three, or…) I’ll be sharing about my writing journey here in the hopes of inspiring my fellow writers. After all, there is no such thing as too many books. Believe me, I have the stuffed book shelves to prove it.

You’ll also find plenty of craft and DIY ideas on this blog. I grew up in 4-H and have always loved making things. My creative pursuits have included everything from sewing (rather badly) to welding (rather epically.) If I had to choose, I’d probably say I love paper crafts, scrapbooking, drawing, jewelry-making, party planning, and photography best.

I also want to use this blog as a way to inspire others in their faith, especially those who are also dealing with health issues. I’ve dealt with chronic health problems from asthma my whole life, and in the last several years my health has worsened. The road to getting diagnoses and treatment has been long and is ongoing. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that spread to at least one of my lymph nodes in 2016, followed by surgery and radioactive treatment. In 2017 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Reynaud’s, and Dysautonomia. I deal with chronic pain, weakness, brain fog, low blood pressure, tachycardia, and exhaustion, to name a few of my symptoms. Each day has its challenges and uncertainty, but I’m trying to focus on working towards my creative goals. I firmly believe that God can use our struggles for good, and my deepest desire is that God will work through me and my circumstances to encourage others. This blog was created out of that desire.

I hope that whatever you like to create, and whatever obstacles are in your way, that you will find inspiration on this blog.

God bless and happy reading,

Cassie

 

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