Hello! I’m Erica. Welcome.
2019 UPDATE: Due to crazy life circumstances, I am currently only active on Instagram. I do have plans to have more freebies and blog posts, but I am not sure yet when.
This website is actually a big step out of my comfort zone and into the unknown of facing my fears.
You know, the place in your life where you need to STEP UP and embrace the WARRIOR within you?
I am a breast cancer survivor, wife to ex-firefighter, homeschooling mom to 4 amazing people, crazy cat lady, and a bit of a Jesus freak.
I am on a mission to encourage BEAUTIFUL WARRIORS with beautiful words and images while I recover from tragedy.
I am putting my life back together that had fallen apart. (I won’t go into details, but it includes violent assault, losing a career & income, losing a home, depression, fatigue syndrome, restraining orders, narcissistic relatives, living with a parent with dementia. And cancer and hyperemesis gravidarum. In other words, CRAZY.)
I survived the cancer, still struggling with some of the other issues, but I am ALIVE and determined to turn my life around, and become the strong warrior I need to be – destined to be. It would be an honor and privilege to encourage others also going through tough situations.
THINGS I DO & PLAN TO WRITE ABOUT:
(I have a Pinterest Board for pretty much all these topics, see sidebar & footer to see a few…)
Monthly Free Printables/Downloads – Sign up for my resource library below and you can download them for free. I have a small collection already, and plan to continue adding at least 2 free new printables or downloads each month. I will be creating things that inspire me to be a beautiful warrior, or something that helps me to achieve my goals. You will also receive email updates to let you know when I have new ones. I would be happy to receive requests – if you have any suggestions or requests for future free printables or downloads, please let me know in a comment below!
My BeautifulArrow Zazzle Shop – Creating inspiring flowery images is a passion for me, and I have started a collection of coffee mugs, t-shirts, greeting cards, and a myriad of other items (notebooks, buttons, with my inspirational art designs of flowers and wolves and deer with for beautiful warriors (cancer warriors, girl bosses and anyone who needs to overcome fear or difficulty). Go to my Shop page to see a sampling HERE.
My BeautifulArrow Etsy Shop – I have started a collection of inspirational art prints for beautiful warriors and breast cancer warriors. You can get to my Etsy Shop HERE.
My Breast Cancer Experience – I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2014 and had 11 months of treatment including chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiation. I’ve started sharing my experience, and plan to share more, including a series on my transformation. It has been a journey, and very difficult, but I tried to have as much fun as I could! Click HERE to see all my Breast Cancer Related posts.
Goal Setting – I never learned goal setting at school or from my parents, and have lived many years of my life without goals. Well, no more of that! Especially after breast cancer, I want to be INTENTIONAL about how I spend my time, and what I achieve. I hope to share my experiences in learning how to become a kick-butt goal setter and manifester!
Ferocious Finances – Tracking my expenses, budgeting, saving, and becoming financially savvy. Those are all I topics I hope to share, as I tackle these things in my life.
Self Care & Vibrant Health – I had depression for many years, starting as a teen. And Hyperemesis Gravidarum with each of my four children. And then the cancer too. It was HARD! And PAINFUL! But it also has been my goal to have vibrant health, and I hope to share my journey. (Come see my Pinterest Board called ‘energize, move, dance’!)
Healing & Inspirational Art – I have been making steps back into artistic pursuits, and it is so amazing and beautiful. I will share some of my projects. It seems that art is healing to our souls. If you have had traumas in your life, art may help you in your healing. I especially am interested in creating Warrior Art. (Come see my Pinterest Board called Warrior Art!)
Prophetic Dance and Flag Worship – This is something I just started in 2014. I still don’t know much about it, but I plan to share my experiences. It is AMAZING. It got me through my cancer treatment. It is warfare. It is exercise. It is intimacy with God. It is beautiful. It is joyful. And FUN! Are you called to do this? And did I mention it is great exercise?