My name is Meg, and I’m a writer based in my hometown of St. Louis, MO. I’m so glad you stopped by my corner of the web, and I hope you’ll feel right at home here. In this space, you’ll find a number of things that I hope your soul needs. First, you’ll find true stories and vulnerable words—we’ll laugh together, we’ll cry together, and we’ll grow together. You’ll find glimpses of the little beauties in life we can’t neglect to see—even when that beauty comes in the midst of suffering. You’ll find stories of a journey toward wellness—in mind, body, and soul. Whether you’ve tasted suffering, or whether you’re simply weak and weary from this life, we all have a fundamental need to mend well. And that’s something we can’t do alone.
I hope that, in sharing my story, I might inspire you to cling to your own precious stories, to share them boldly and bravely, and to marvel at the beauty that words can hold.
To tell you some more practical things about myself: I am twenty-five years old. I am married to my college sweetheart (yes, that’s him over there), and we make a pretty wonderful team at life. I graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2017, and though for most of my life I had worked toward a career in medicine, the Lord had other, sweeter plans. I just couldn’t shake my passions to reach people relationally, to use my words and stories to make an impact, to scratch that creative itch, and to live a smaller, more “ordinary” family-centered life as a wife and someday-mother. Now, I wear the badge of medical school dropout with joy, excitement, and gratitude.
Another key part of my story is an ongoing struggle with chronic illness, one that has marked every part of my life—my relationships, my work, my goals, my lifestyle, and my physical body.
This chronic illness journey has led me to discover what it means to be weak, to be sick, to be broken. But it has also led me to know beauty, growth, and strength in ways I might not have otherwise. It has led me on my own journey of wellness—of learning what it looks like to mend well physically, emotionally, and spiritually in the midst of weariness—and I’m passionate about sharing this with others through my writing. Naturally, I tend to write most about the themes that have shaped my life thus far—illness, faith, wellness, rest, resilience, calling, and living a simple, healthy life—striving with every word to unearth the beautiful parts we often neglect to see. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. If you’d like to read more, go check out the blog or my published work, and don’t forget to enter your email below to receive my monthly newsletters—brief doses of encouragement for your inbox and updates from the blog.