My name is Christy, creator of Simplelife Girl and Life Coach.
I’m addicted to busy. Ironic, right?
I was a corporate junky, always seeking the next big project, accomplishment or promotion. That was before Jesus darted an arrow straight into my heart in the form of a question that changed my life forever – “What will your kids remember about your when you’re gone?”. OUCH! From there He exposed me to the ugly truth of who I’d become. YUCK!
In that season of being naked and exposed to my ugly self, I wrote this summary of my life –
Life had mentally and physically exhausted me and I was frustrated that I had allowed it to happen. I was constantly running on fumes in all aspects of my life and rarely able to fully enjoy any of it. (2010)
It all began to change with a choice – a choice to live differently. I chose to the live the life I was created to live. The result of that one choice is a beautiful picture of God’s grace and mercy and His invitation for me to be His simplelife girl. I’m making progress each day. I invite you along for the journey.
Here’s a little more about me
❤️ I am the wife of a husband I don’t deserve – I have no idea how I ended up with such a wonderful man.
❤️ Proud and sometimes a lot crazy, mother of 4 “lovelies” – that’s my sweet name for them when they are behaving.
❤️ I call the small town of Gray, TN home – I love small towns.
❤️ Hallmark movies with my youngest daughter is my favorite weekend hobby.
❤️ Vanilla ice cream with raspberries and caramel is my favorite late-night treat.
❤️ IOP (Isle of Palms) is our family vacation spot.
❤️ Busyness is my weakness.
❤️ I am a big consumer of grace.
❤️ Most importantly, I am in CRAZY LOVE with Jesus!
..and here’s my “Official” Introduction
Christy graduated Magna Cum Laude from King College in Bristol, TN with a Bachelor in Business Administration. Christy has over 10 years of experience in the corporate world with most of those years being spent in a management role. After climbing the corporate ladder and reaching a very demanding position, she realized a shift in priorities was necessary. Her heart’s desire is to leave a legacy of love, faith, hope and simplicity. In 2011, she was afforded the opportunity to leave her career and pursue a different kind of life – the life she was created to live.
Since that time Christy has made her family the priority in her life, they have become her passion. In August of 2012, she launched a non-profit ministry called Be Still and Live. The passion of this ministry is to inspire simplicity in the hearts of women. The leadership skills and business knowledge Christy acquired over the course of her career is now being used to further God’s Kingdom through her ministry and through Simplelife Girl. She has developed and delivered, many training courses (secular and Christian-focused) over the years. She also had the great opportunity to serve on staff at Harvest Community Church and Crossroads Christian Church as Children’s Ministry Director. She enjoys teaching and training women in environments geared towards discovering the full and abundant life.
Christy’s personal mission statement is “To have a positive impact on others’ lives by honoring God and living with simplicity.” She desires to inspire others to do the same.