About me

I am Eärthea.  I started blogging because I enjoy writing and wanted a place where I could write about my experiences.  Since I first started blogging years ago on a different blog my reasons have changed.  It is calming for me to have a place where I feel like I can be honest about what is happening in my life, the good and the bad.  I love having a place where I can be me.

So a little about me.  Growing up was an adventure in many ways.  I am the oldest of 9 kids, all of who were homeschooled, and we moved a lot (I have lived in 18 different states).  After turning 18 I decided to travel instead of going to college right away.  I was able to visit England, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden (I later added Mexico and Colombia to my list of countries).  I finally started college at 21 and started studying early childhood/special education at BYU-Idaho.  I met my husband there and we were married in 2014.  We had a son in 2015, and then a daughter in 2017.  Being a wife and mother is the best thing I have ever done and has brought be so much joy.  We are now living in Indiana.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  This has been one of the most important parts of my life since I was a little girl.  It has added meaning and brought peace to my life in a way nothing else ever could, and has gotten me through times of severe depression.  I love my religion, and I believe it with all my heart.

In college I was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  After the initial shock it was a huge relief.  For a long time I knew something was different about me, but I didn’t know what.  I tried to act like those around me, but I didn’t know how.  I eventually decided that there was something in me that was just broken.  Getting diagnosed really helped me accept and learn to like who I am.  I know now that I am different, but it is not a bad thing, it is just who I am.  Learning to accept myself has been a journey, one that I am still on, but it has made my life so much better.  I have also had a lot of problems with depression and anxiety.

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