I s￼tarted this blog about two months ago and I started the company Spiritually Armed about 9 months ago and I feel like it might be time for a little intro.
My name is Aricka and I live in the beautiful state of Idaho with my hot husband of 17 years. I have 6 children; no I don’t have twins, no I am not crazy…all the time, they were not accidents, I do own a TV, I do know what causes that, and yes I am done. I am in school right now majoring in Marriage and Family Studies. I will graduate with a bachelor’s degree when I am 90, still young and kicking it.
I have so many ideas running through my head of what I want to accomplish with this blog and company that I can’t seem to settle on just one idea. My husband often tells me that I am a ready, fire, aim type of person which, used to piss me off but now I just take it as a compliment. I don’t sit on an idea for very long. I am also not having to guess what works and what doesn’t. Most of our arguments are that I think too fast for what I am saying and I leave gaping holes in my conversation because I assume you should just know this. That’s why writing is better for me.
I have learned in this calling you have to be real. People can see right through the fake or staged person. Being real isn’t the hard part for me. I care what people think of me, to a point. Sometimes it’s their problem and I just stay out of it. Putting yourself out there to try something new, knowing you might fail is tough. Especially when you have this grand idea and are super excited about it and then it flops. But you know what separates the successful people from the unsuccessful? Trying and trying again until you get it.
I first tried to get my message out there by selling “motivational” shirts, and as I type this out I feel like a complete idiot. It sounds dumb but the shirts did sell and people seemed to like them. But my life’s mission isn’t to sell motivational shirts.
What I want to do is simple, I want to help every single woman in the world struggling with: children, marriage, work, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, feel like they have no friends, no one to turn to, ready to be done with life. Oh, and I also want to help their struggling teens because I myself was one of those once upon a time.
Can you see my problem? Or do we call that a CHALLENGE?!! Everyone starts somewhere, right? So here’s my start.
This blog is about anything that has helped me with my life or lessons that I have learned. I am not sure where it’s heading because I don’t know yet. I am still in the trial and error phase. I used to drink as much as I could and I smoked for 4 years! I grew up in a very dysfunctional home and see the need for someone to stand up and say, I don’t care what hand you were dealt. It is up to you and only you how your life turns out. Don’t use your situation as a crutch and quit saying poor me! You can get out of this if you choose to. If you succeed that is on you if you fail that is also on you.
This blog isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. I am blunt, I don’t sugar coat things and if you are doing something that is causing your own struggles and you ask me for advice or help, I am going to enlighten you. I don’t believe enabling people is helpful and plus it’s a waste of time. I don’t follow crowds or agree with something because it’s popular. If I write something it’s because I truly stand behind it.
Welcome to the Spiritually Armed Blog!