Welcome to the Essaie Blog!
I'm Laura Roberts.
In February of 2014, I lost my sweet sister to a battle with cancer. Her death was devastating, and a wake-up call. I started looking around at the people I cherished and my goals/dreams that I hadn't worked at accomplishing for one reason or another. I realized that I no longer had any excuses left as to why I wasn't loving my people the best that I could, taking the chances that I wanted to take, and really living the full and beautiful life that I craved. All that I had left was a burning desire to make the most of myself and my time in this crazy life; to make my Creator and my sister proud of how I used my time left here.
Something that always rises to the surface for me is a love of writing. I've never been without the desire to get better at it, get braver at sharing it, and explore all the different ways of funnelling my thoughts, ideas, and heartaches into words; but could never quite move past my fears and hesitations...until I finally refused let my fears call the shots. Life is too short for that.
And so, this blog was born.
In French, essaie is a form of the verb that means "to try"...which is why this blog was started, and what I hope it inspires in its readers: courage! The strength to give it (whatever your "it" is) a shot, to dig deep and reflect, to create, appreciate the beauty in the simple things, and to enjoy the light and the laughter in the Everyday, living life deeper and higher...and savouring all the fun, beautiful things in between. My hope is that by sharing my perspective, my "trying" in my life, that you'll know you have a friendly face walking the road with you in yours.
I'm a little complicated, but not that mysterious. I'm kind of a volatile mix of serious and fun; you never know what you're going to get...and neither do I, really. Ha! I love laughing and talking about serious things so you'll get a mix of both around here.
I like my men artistic, my chocolate dark, and my nachos loaded.
So, so glad you're here.