I AM CONNOR.
A GIRL BOSS.
I believe in living passionately and loving even more passionately. I believe in dreaming big and thinking that absolutely anything is possible. I believe in being myself: being my own kind of creative and innovative. I love being able to express myself in a way that is true to me. I believe in being independent but also allowing others to be a blessing to me when they want to be. I believe that where there is a will there is a way. There is no problem that cannot be fixed. I am optimistic even when circumstances tell me to think otherwise. I choose to see the good in today because even in the darkness there is still light. I believe that a good sticky note with an even better self-reminder makes all the difference. I see the world through a unique lens where Jesus is my constant, relationships are important, and every tiny detail in life matters.
I am from a small town with a big heart in south Alabama, called Ariton. This small town is the home of the only purple cat in the nation. It is where I am loved unconditionally by two amazing parents, who have given me the world and every great opportunity. It is also where my little brother and I would play, fight on occasions, and as we grew up, have heart-to-hearts. It is where God gave me my first soul mate in my best friend. We would laugh uncontrollable all-night long. We would cry together, do life together, have a 5-second fight then be over it, have the darkest secret about each other that only we knew. We were inseparable. We were Connor and Lauren. Ariton is where my little sisters are becoming young women of God, where the elder is strong-willed but still care-free and the younger is bluntly honest and dancing around the house. It is where a group of girls known as the wolf pack will be there through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ariton is where a piece of my heart is and will always be.
I found my home-away-from home in Auburn, Alabama. In Auburn, I pursued my education and fell in love with the rolling of the trees, War Eagles, and pure kindness of people. Auburn is where I found healing from life’s tragedy: the death of Lauren and a heart shattered to a million pieces. It is where I met the people who changed me for the better and my life forever. Auburn is where I led at Church of the Highlands and started stepping into my calling and purpose, where I met and have fallen in love with the most amazing man of God. Auburn has been the place where I discovered who I am, where I made sense of this puzzle we call life, and where I went from religion in Jesus to a relationship with Jesus. It has been much more than a university to me. It has been the place where God had a plan for me and blessed me so much.
I am officially an adult. I have a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. I am an entrepreneur and young business woman. I have recently stepped into a new season of life. In this season, I have met the most amazing people. I have gotten to be an aide in planning the most important life moments with them. I have always loved the hustle of creating and bringing something bigger than me to life. Thankfully God intervened in my life so now I get to serve Him every day through His calling for me while doing what I absolutely love most: meeting people, hearing their stories, dreaming and creating with them.
My aspirations are to carry over everything that life has taught me thus far. I hope to learn and grow more. I have a longing to travel and see things that God has placed here: things that He designed so carefully and specially. I hope to continue to write and express myself. I hope to make a difference and continue to help people with my words, my actions, and my love. I hope to hear people’s stories. I hope to be able to slow down to have morning coffee with my mama on Saturdays, to be able to laugh, dance, and have heart-to-hearts with my sisters, to be able to see my brother and watch him step into his calling and purpose, to be able to catch up with the wolf pack, to be able to pick up right where things left off with my Auburn people. I hope to experience life outside of the routine. I hope that in all I do I radiate Jesus through and through.