In one of my favorite episodes of Parks & Recreation, Donna says to Leslie, “Knope, you’re a softie. But on the inside, you’re a straight up boss.” Then she turns to April Ludgate and says, “April, you’re the exact opposite.”
April Ludgate is my spirit animal.
I am a singer/songwriter with an engineering degree. I am a corporate businesswoman who teaches Sunday school to seven-year-old girls. I am an independent, alpha female who longs for a strong, confident man to someday be the head of my household. I am a chocolate covered marshmallow: hard outer shell; soft, gooey inside.
I am simultaneously the most starry-eyed of idealists and the bitterest of cynics. Come with me on my journey to find purpose in pain and meaning in the mundane. Come with me as I journey through the season of singleness, cheerfully serving in anonymity and keeping the light of hope alive in the wilderness of waiting.
Come with me as I become… Authentically Aurora. ❤