My name is Conny Stewart.

It says on my Twitter profile “God-lover, Wife, Mother, Business Women, Blogger and soon-to-be-Author. Passionate to see Women become ALL God has called them to be!” and well, that pretty much sums me up!

I love God and desire to live my life pursuing Him. I love reading, writing, journalling, blogging. I’m pretty much enthralled by anything to do with words. I love music – I almost always have something playing in my home-office and car. I adore my husband whom I’ve been married to for over 17 years – yay for us!. I love my four children – every day I am astounded by them, proud of them and almost driven crazy by them. I have just recently stopped working in the workforce in order to work in the field. I want to pursue my passion to write my story and give my all, using my God-given skills, gifts, talents and abilities to empower other women to become ALL that God has called them to be!

One of my favourite things to do is to go walking through a rain-forest, breathing in the smell of nature. Listening to the native birds & insects with the wind rustling in the trees. The leaves crunching beneath my feet. The sound of water flowing in the distance and then gushing louder as you draw nearer. Slipping over moss on rocks as you trek along the path. Seeing glimpses of sunlight peaking through tiny corridors of the tree canopy above your head. Ah, I can almost believe I’m there right now…

I also enjoy sitting behind a wheel (or handle bars) of a vehicle, eating up the kilometres in my own company. It gives me time to think and process. I can sing at the top of my lungs, pray or cry, simply because I feel like it! I love sitting on the beach, watching children frolic in the shallow waves while they try to save their sand-castle from being destroyed. I love sitting with my book or kindle, journal or MacBook and just “wording” the time away, especially when it’s accompanied by a beverage of the caffeine kind (yes! coffee all the way!).

I absolutely love people-watching. I love trying to guess who they are and where they are going, what they are thinking and what they do for a job. I like to create stories in my head about random people – which is great fodder for the books I am writing. I’m really interested in the study of personality types/traits, characteristics & behaviour. I’m intrigued by how there are so many millions & billions of people in the world, but each one is individually & uniquely different. I am captivated by people and am forever on the quest to know more about those around me, to learn what makes them tick, what they are passionate about and what they are doing here on planet earth.

Finally, I want to share with you the reason why I blog…

There is so much more that I can tell you about me and I’m sure I will – my aim is to be completely open, honest and vulnerable on this blog-site – but the most important reason is to share with you a little bit of my journey, where I’ve been, how I got through and where I am going. You see, I am a survivor of the silent killer called depression. I struggled with it for many years (three of which were the worst years of my life). I managed to fight and claw my way through and I’m very proud to say that I have come out the other side.

I’m not only a survivor, I’m revived, renewed and whole. I’m living the life now that I’ve always wanted and I’m happy! In the very core of me there is now peace, joy & happiness and I feel complete. I can’t help but want to share that with everyone I speak to. There is hope! I got through it and so can you!

I want to do all that I can to use my experiences from my life journey to help other women. Since the time that I struggled with depression, I have come to realise that there are so many people struggling through their own journey. God didn’t call us to struggle and just survive. He called us to live a life of abundance and blessing. I want to help women find that life of blessing. To stand up and be all that God has called them to be. Each individual uniquely designed to play a significant part in making a mark on this world for Jesus. That’s what I’m passionate about!

I hope you enjoy my blog – my musings, my insightful (hopefully) ramblings, my thoughts & experiences – and I hope that you get something out of it – something that gives you hope, a helping hand, a different point of view, a piece of wisdom, or simply a thought to ponder. Please feel free to comment and/or pass on to your friends. Also, you are more than welcome to contact me and tell me your story – I’d love to hear from YOU!

Love & blessings, Conny!