Get to know me more!

Get to know me more!

Hey all and Happy Fri-yay!

Sydney here!  I want to do something a little different for today’s post on the blog.  I figured it would be fun to share a bit more about me with you all!  So today, here are five, fun and completely random facts about me!

Five Facts About Me!

1. I work part-time at a Rock climbing gym as a climbing instructor for after-school clubs.  I got into climbing a couple of years ago and being able to teach kids about climbing and lead them in fun games has been such a fun job. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to grow in my skills and love on the little ones in may classes.
2. I have moved over 10 times in my life and I’m still only in my twenties.  The majority of these moves have all been in the state of California. Growing up in the same house and the same neighborhood is an experience I never got to have as a child. I have lived on the east coast and the west coast and who knows where God will take me next.
3. I may have a coffee problem.  I honestly love the idea of coffee and visiting coffee shops a lot more than the actual drink itself.  Although, I’m starting to love and crave coffee more and more and enjoy it blacker and blacker… Coffee shops are my favorite place to chill and work on all my many writing projects.  My go-to drink is always an oat milk latte with a shot of whatever flavor syrup I’m in the mood for. My ideal coffee shops are the small hometown shops that have a strong sense of community and aesthetics.  For a graduation gift I got an expresso matchine so now I am learning how to make all my favorite drinks at home.
4. I consider myself an artist in many ways.  I am very passionate about art, but I never pursued art in school.  I took one art class in college and I really wish I took more.  I’m thankful though to keep art as a side hobby and maybe I’ll pursue it more in the future.  I love all forms of art; painting (preferable watercolor), calligraphy, photography, creative writing (that counts as an art, right?).  Creating watercolor portraits is one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind.
5. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love studying the Bible!  Ever since I can remember, reading the Bible has been one of my favorite things to do.  I love having slow mornings in the word of God and reading through a book in the Bible chapter by chapter.  I will read commentaries on sections I don’t understand and fill my bible up with sticky notes (I write on sticky notes because I don’t have enough room in the margins of my Bible). This year I am going to be leading a Bible study for the first time and I will get to share my love for studying the Bible with others!  I am excited and a little bit nervous about it, but I know God called me to this role and I’m so excited to follow him in this new step!

And there you go!  But I didn’t mention the most important fact you need to know about me;  It’s that I love Jesus with all my heart and I simply want to follow Him with my life.  I pray that all of my writing here on this blog will be a reflection of the love I have for Him and will encourage you in your walk.
That’s enough about me. Now it’s your turn!  Share some fun facts about yourselves in the comments 😉

A Little Bit About Me…

A Little Bit About Me…

Hey there! I thought that today I’d share a little introduction of myself on the blog. Shall we get started? Here are a few fun and very random facts about myself.

  • I adore coffee shops! Coffee shops are basically my second home. The town I live in has so many super cute coffee shops and I pretty much have a specific coffee shop I visit each day of the week. I love the cozy vibe that the small local coffee shops give off. It’s forever my favorite place to chill out, relax, and write on the blog.
  • I LOVE the outdoors and my weekends are always spent out in creation. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing, rafting, rock climbing, and just being outside. Backpacking is my all-time favorite outdoor activity though. Nothing can ever beat being completely immersed in God’s creation and away from all forms of civilization and technology.
  • I literally have the best cat ever! He is the sweetest little munchkin ever. He cuddles with me everyday. I wake up to him sleeping on my pillow or in my covers with me. Whenever I get home from work he follows me around everywhere while purring and giving me loves.
  • I work part-time as preschool teacher! I love working with little minds and helping them learn. I studied Early Childhood Education in college and I’m enjoying each opportunity I get to invest in the young.
  • I love art! Watercolor is my favorite media to explore. I also love hand lettering and calligraphy. I just purchased myself a new ipad to explore digital art on. So stay tuned because I plan on sharing my digital art on this blog!
  •  I’m 25 and still single. My biggest dream since I was a little girl has always been to get married young and have a family but I guess God has other plans for me. I have been in a relationship before but things got complicated and we decided to bring things to an end. I am learning everyday to trust God with whatever path he takes me down and right now, I’m happy to say that I am enjoying being single and using this time to grow close to God.
  • Jesus means the world to me! From a young age I have had such a strong desire to love God and seek God. I have always loved God’s word and reading His word everyday. All the hardships I’ve had in my life have brought me closer to my dear Savior. I literally am so in love with Jesus that I will get so happy and dance because I love Him so much!

And I could probably go on and on and on, but I have to stop somewhere. Maybe I’ll do one these again sometime in the future. But now I feel like you’ll be able to know me a little better.

I’m also on instagram! I will be posting my digital art creations and encouragement on my instagram account. If you follow me here please go check out my instagram and give that a follow as well –

So long for now 😉

Welcome to More of Thee

Welcome to More of Thee
Hello! and welcome to More of Thee Co.  I’m Sydney, the face behind this blog! I am really just a girl with a huge passion for Jesus and writing. My head is always full of things I need to write about, and usually I find myself writing about God and his goodness to us. I’ve decided that I don’t want to keep it all to myself. I want to share God’s truth and love with this world! I desire more of Jesus and I hope that this blog can help you desire more of Him too.

Why do I write? I wish I could tell that you my life has been easy, but it hasn’t. I like to say to myself that this isn’t my story I’m living, but His story. If it was my story so much would be different. Writing has always been a way for me to process things and grow closer God. I write because I feel like I just have too! I write because I have so much inside of me that just needs to come out!

On another note, I’m also a girl with numerous of hobbies ranging from painting to whitewater rafting. Painting/calligraphy is probably my number one hobby right now. I am very new to the world of digital art and I am hoping to have the chance to share my art with you all on this site! Also, another little fact about me is that I am a preschool teacher. I have always had a huge passion for loving on all the little ones in God’s kingdom. So whenever I’m not teaching, or doing art, or pursuing one of my other hobbies, you’ll find me here, writing.

Won’t you join me in this new journey of mine as I explore this big world of writing and using this gift that God has given me to bring glory to Him. I pray with all my heart this blog will encourage you to desire more of Him. More of thee is my plea, and may it be yours too!