I’m a 40-something wife married to a 40-something man on a wonderful journey through life.
Growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey, with a short stint (a year) in the city, I spent many summers visiting my Grandparents’ farm in rural Central Virginia secretly wishing to be a country-girl, but without all the dirt and bugs.
I was raised in a Christian home, attended various public schools throughout my childhood, and attained a BS degree in Accounting from Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1991. Upon graduation, I spent my 20’s and early 30’s pursuing a childhood dream of acting on stage and building a career in accounting.
In early 2000, I met my husband on the internet, and we were married in late 2001. I became an instant stepmom to a wonderful 6 year old boy, whom we raised together until he was 15.
In late 2003 I gave birth to my first daughter and decided I did not want to go back to work. So, I left my accounting job in the summer of 2004, bought my grandparents’ property, and moved back east to be closer to my family and pursued a Work-At-Home-Mom status on the Internet.
A year later I gave birth to my next child, a boy, and struggled alone at home to raise two small children (15 months apart) and an active 10-year-old, while my husband practically single-handedly ran a retail wallpaper store.
In mid-2006 my husband left the store and joined me at home to work full-time on the Internet. Today we enjoy both being home to raise our children and building a sustainable homestead together. Oh… and we had another baby in July 2007.
My Online Writing Career
Right around the birth of my first child, I started a memoir-writing website because:
- I love to write, and I wanted to find a way to earn a living from home.
- I believe that our life experiences matter and everyone has a story to tell.
- I felt called to encourage and help others share their life stories.
So, I provided a venue for folks to increase their faith in their own story-telling abilities, to gain knowledge and inspiration on how to accomplish that, to read samples of others’ life stories, and to submit stories from their own lives, and I published them on my site.
[Enter the Blogosphere]
And then blogging became the new craze, and I decided to take the plunge and start my own. (You’re reading it now.)
I wrote about the things that mattered most to me at the time as they pertained to faith, family and freedom in Central Virginia. You can see many of these posts in the Archives of this site. As you’ll find, I leaned heavily towards the topics of Religion and Politics.
In 2010, my passions turned away from these institutions of men, and more toward the ways of the Creator, and I shifted the focus of this blog.
In that year I started studying the Bible more voraciously, seeking to understand its contents and how I fit in all of that. When I began to have some startling revelations and sought to share them with my peers, I found it difficult to find folks willing to discuss them. So I turned to the world wide web.
The Journey of Life
I believe that we are all on a journey in this life. The beginning of which starts at the time of our birth, and our destination arrival takes place upon our death.
Forks in the Road
We all come across forks in the road from time to time, and we are presented with choices as to which path to take. Sometimes these paths take us in a completely new direction, and sometimes we continue in the same general one.
I’ve found in my journey that many of these paths intertwine and oftentimes take us back to the road we were initially on, but then sometimes they just veer off completely, towards another road.
In my view, the Creator is the Source of our lives, and He has a purpose and plan for all of us collectively as well as each one of us individually. I choose to look to Him to lead me on my personal journey, understanding we all have our own individual journeys to make,
My hope is that we will all reach the final destination our Maker has in mind for us.
I consider the Bible to be an authority in my life, because I believe it holds truths regarding the Creator and His plan for His creation, so I study it intently, and I share what I learn as I learn it.
The Road Less Traveled
Personally, I believe I’ve been heading in the same general direction all my life, though to others it may appear that I have veered off in the wrong direction. But I think I’m just taking a road less traveled. 😉
Messyanic Misfits is a community of folks who believe that the Jesus of the Bible is the Messiah (Anointed Man over mankind) of the Creator God. While we may not all be on the same path, I believe we are all taking roads less traveled heading in the same general direction.
The Ways of the Creator
During the course of this journey, my husband and I have always sought to take what we’ve been learning regarding the ways of the Creator and our role in creation as a member of mankind, and continually apply it to the management of our own lives, family and homestead.
In 2016, we began to share how we’re doing this on a practical level at WiggleCulture.com.
My personal desire is to inspire and encourage others from all walks of life to:
- Embrace the Commission for Mankind.
- Consult our Creator continually.
- Forego the herd mentality of going with the flow of society.
- Walk the path the Creator sets before you to the best of your understanding.
If any of this sounds good to you, then please Explore my Websites and Stay in Touch with me.
Explore My Websites:
- Carrie Wigal: Sharing the Road I’m On – My Signature Blog
- Messyanic Misfits: Taking the Road Less Traveled – A Biblical Community Blog
- WiggleCulture: Restoring the Ways of the Creator – A Family Homesteading Blog
- Memoirs By Me: Sharing Your Life Stories – A Memoir-Writing Information Site
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I look forward to meeting you and sharing This Road I’m On with you. 🙂