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Hello, Blog? It’s Me, Erin

July 22, 2014

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Erin Schrader

Holy exhausted. Turns out that I can’t hang…like at all. You know when you think you are cool and young and full of life and then you go out and do things that are cool and young and full of life and you realize how you feel like you are going to pass out and just sleep forever and beyond negating any cool, young, full of life feelings you once had? Finger pointing my direction. Also, I am pretty sure that one sentence above could have been nearly four but again, I’m tired. 
that last bottom right picture would be from our local news website–that would be me throwin’ up a deuce while everybody else watches the concert. my parents are so proud. they even told me so. 
Aside from going to three concerts three nights in a row, well nothing that’s what. While I go and catch up on a thing called sleep [and then email] I’m going to leave you with this little gem of a gem

Isn’t she precious? That would be Martha from Leaving Perfection Learning Grace. The name of her blog says it all–her story is a good one and it needs to be told. For years (12) Martha struggled with an eating disorder. She has since overcome it and is truly learning what it means to experience and love this life we are given. Her honesty, her passion, and her sweetheart smile captured me and I would love to share her with all of you. I asked her some questions, she responded, and it’s a love fest all around. Read what she has to say and then go make yourself a new friend. Since when hasn’t that sounded like a good idea? 

1. I love hearing people’s “why” behind their blog. Why did you begin writing and has that changed since you started?

I started blogging because I wanted to be the light in the midst of an incredibly dark journey of people who suffer from eating disorders. Having made it through and being in recovery I know that it is an extremely isolating place and I wanted to provide hope to those struggling. In the midst of wanting to share that hope I have been blessed a million times over by the stories and hearts of others.

2. Your blog title is Leaving Perfection Learning Grace. How did you decide on that?

My whole journey through not only ED (Eating Disorder) Recovery but also in life in General is about learning how to leave perfection in the dust and daily choosing grace over a life dictated by the ridiculous standards of perfection. My blog is about my life journey and so I couldn’t imagine a more perfect name that what my story is all about.


3. Why should my readers read your blog? No pressure or anything.

If you are a messy imperfect person than my blog is for you. It’s not just about ED recovery but about choosing joy in the midst of sadness. Life is too short not to live it to the fullest and that what I believe in and write about. So if you like realness, vulnerability, grace and a little sparkle this blog is for you.

4. Outside of blogging, how do you spend the majority of your time?

My job is though a ministry I love called Reformed University Fellowship. I get to love and hang out with The University of Baylor College students. Which basically means if I am not hanging out with my handsome hubby, blogging, decorating our house or reading, I am hanging out with awesome college students at coffee shops and spending time on Baylor’s campus.

Love it Martha–thank you for sharing yourself with us. Readers, go pay her a visit faster than I can say “I’M TIRED!” Ready, set, I’M TIRED. 

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