About Me

Here I am, midway through 2015, and already a whirlwind of events have taken place. You see, I turned 29 (for the 9th time) at the beginning of the year. Please tell me you can do the math. I say this lightly, but I hate aging!! However, it sparked something inside of me to “dream big” or I should say to go after my big dreams. “What do I have to show for myself?’ I thought.

My whole life, I’ve had all these aspirations to be a singer, songwriter, wife, author, public speaker, performer, comedian, life coach, designer, make-up artist, entrepreneur, teacher and nowhere at the top of my list, a mom as well.   So, I got a degree in Music; became a voice and piano teacher, taught myself and others how to write songs; performed in a few musicals and small town events, got married and became a mom of two beautiful and energetic children. Oh, I’ve done a few home- based businesses as well. Still, at the beginning of this year, I asked myself, “What do I have to show for myself?” Since it seemed like the only thing I was accomplishing was keeping my kids alive.

For far too long I let my circumstances control me. I have had way too many nervous breakdowns, battled bulimia, struggled post partum depression; been on depressants, anti-depressants; a victim of child molestation which led to an overwhelming amount of insecurities; diagnosed ADD, ADHD, PCOS , PTSD and not to mention, I’m allergic to ginger. That’s right. My throat will close shut. It’s not good. Sigh….. Believe me, I know what it’s like to have a bad day.

So why has this year been a whirlwind of events? I decided to face my fears. All of them!! Including child molestation, which is very difficult for anyone to talk about. You see, through these circumstances, I’ve figured out how to help others. It has also been my Faith in God who has healed me. It is on a daily basis that I claim Philippians 4:13. I have chosen to work harder on myself than to wish life were easier. I have chosen to be thankful instead of complain. I have chosen to face my fears.

So now, something new begins; ideas are formed; communities are restored; and we talk about the difficult things. A new show is being produced called, “Life in Purple” or “LIPtalk.” I just happen to be your host. My life is far from perfect and it’s far from normal, well, maybe it used to be. It depends on your definition of normal. My definition of normal is “suppress your feelings.” I no longer do that. Ask my husband. It’s time to start a “Confidence Movement”; to teach others about the power of self -talk; and to conquer your fears. Our children watch us more than we think. I am challenging you to believe, “What you say, is what you become.’

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13 comments

  1. Hannah Boldt says:

    So awesome to hear how this is starting up and how you were inspired!! It’s contagious… It just inspired me! Can’t wait for more! 🙂

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  2. Heather Rowell says:

    Laura, you are truly PURPLE. Love you and thankful for you, lady. You are a blessing to many!

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  3. Kim says:

    I am so excited this is happening!! Your excitement is contagious and your genuine desire to help others and make a difference has always inspired me. I am so proud of you and can not wait to see how many lives you touch!!

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    • lauraspragg says:

      My sweet dear Kim, I am forever grateful for you! You have been with me from the beginning. If it weren’t for you, I’m not so sure I would have taken the plunge!! Love you forever!! 💋

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  4. Kimberly says:

    May God bless you journey, Laura! May you bring glory to His name! Yay, Laura!

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  5. Bobby Kochakkan says:

    Hey Laura I so proud to here what your adventuring to do. I always enjoyed watching you back in college minister to people. You were always a spark and I am honored to know you. I know the Lord will use you to open the eyes of those who don’t want to see their past and open their minds to battling that fear and ultimately to open hearts to the healing and move people from brokenness to beautiful as we sit in the hands of the Father, who makes all things well. Proud of you.

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    • lauraspragg says:

      My dear Bobby, every time I think of you, I remember how you always supported me. Even the small things that were BIG deals to me. Thank you soo much for your support and kind words! God has been stirring in my heart for quite sometime to help the broken. It’s time to Heal! It’s time we ALL RISE and defeat the darkness!
      Hugs to you and your family! 💜

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      • Bobby Kochakkan says:

        Hey all our things were BIG deals. Let me know how and what I can do to help, I truly “PUMPED” about this. Oh tell my man Eric hey for me, I truly enjoyed getting to know back in our wild and crazy days.

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      • lauraspragg says:

        You got it Sunshine!!! I love how you say ….”all things are BIG deals.” They really are!! 🙂
        If you know any one else who would love to spread the word via social media that would be great!!!
        Thank you for being AWESOME!!!
        I will tell Eric hey… And I think I’m still a bit wild and crazy!!! Lol! 😁

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