About Monica

The following “bio” is actually an excerpt from a p0st I published to this very blog on August 18, 2010.  Upon re-reading it (which writers seem to do a million times, looking for any error we missed, ONLY so we can take said error and beat ourselves senseless with it, lol!), it dawned on me that this post is a perfect (or at least the very best for now) introduction to who I am.  It’s even titled “Who Am I?”.  Go figure!  Anyway, I decided to re-post it here, in a more prominent position, before it gets buried in a mountain of other posts as days go by.  So check out the post below.  It’s all “about me”.  Feel free to leave a comment if you have additional questions or if you just want to say hi.  I like that, too!  My prayer is to have the opportunity to meet each of you, LIVE and in living color, at some point throughout this journey.  Until then…..

On a six hour road trip a few months ago, I had a bit of an epiphany.  It dawned on me that I have been blogging for a year, but I still haven’t shared very much about myself, have I?  I mean I have shared a bit about my struggles (and boy do I have them), and I’m sure you could guess a little about my passions.  I’ve given you a glimpse of my heart for this ministry, maybe, but I’m sure at least one of you is curious about the woman behind the Full Circle Women’s Fellowship.

And what about the basics??

Who am I….really?  The answer to that question depends a great deal on how much time you have.  LOL…  Seriously though, I know I can be wordy, but I promise to TRY to keep it simple this time.  Here goes…

Name:  Monica P. Watkins (maybe later I’ll tell you what the P. stands for, but let’s just say I love both my first and middle name.  Mom and Dad, ya did GOOD! LOL…)

Hometown:  A small city in the peach state that’s famous for a sport that involves a little white ball, a competition that involves a green jacket, and male competitors who used to occasionally wear plaid pants (thank God that fashion trend is over!).  That ought to keep you busy!

Siblings: I am 1 of 4.  You guess which one!

Age:  Let’s just say I’m clutching my thirties by the last couple of threads left on a rapidly unraveling rope.

Education:  I have a Math-related Bachelor’s degree, but I don’t like math!  I have a passion for music, writing, God’s word and women’s ministry.  So, “you do the math“, because I’ve finally decided NOT TO!  🙂

I enjoyMUSIC – all kinds, but especially soft rock music from the 1970s and 1980s (“Sailing” by Christopher Cross STILL stops time for me!), Rhythm and Blues from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s; reading, shopping, traveling, the ocean (hope to own a home overlooking the Pacific one day),  spending time with those I love, laughing uncontrollably, dining at restaurants I’ve never been to (I enjoy the company, the ambiance, then the food – in that order), traveling by plane to places I’ve never been to (I love the whole experience, even standing in airport security lines.  Don’t ask me why, because I have NO idea!); walks in the park; concerts; plays; musicals, buying a new CD (yes, I STILL buy CDs, and you can’t imagine how merry my heart gets when I do!), movie night on Fridays, ordering takeout, talking on the phone until the wee hours of the next morning, the moment new revelation hits and my pen works frantically to keep up with my thoughts (scribble is of the Lord, dear friends!! lol…), visiting my local Lifeway, Borders or Barnes and Noble bookstores (I’ve literally spent half a Saturday in a Lifeway before; true story!); walking through new homes under construction and imagining the life that will soon come to dwell there; I could go on, but I promised to TRY to be short! 🙂

Favorite Color: Used to be yellow, but now I believe it’s pink (I sure hope you could read both of those.)Pink just makes you feel like a girl, don’t you agree? 🙂

Vision & Dreams: To one day be a loving and devoted wife and mom and for those two things to always be numbers 2 and 3 in my life, right behind number 1: to be a loving and devoted child of God.

To be a published author (books, bible studies, and journals – the things I love); to write at least one song; to work on a sitcom;  to host my own radio show; To teach God’s word from the overflow of my life to women all over the world.

I guess you could say that one of my missions in life is to be a vessel of freedom for women – encouraging them to embrace God’s original design and His unique assignment for their lives to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing Him glory.  This Wisdom, Virtue and Rubies blog, the bible studies I write, and Full Circle Women’s Fellowship are my humble first steps toward walking out God’s unique assignment for me.

Wise, Virtuous, Valuable,

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diandra
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 09:40:42

    I only read one of your writings and I have become a huge fan.

    Reply

  2. Pat
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 00:58:25

    Hello Monica
    Just stopping through early this morning,wasn’t resting well so I just got up,doing some blog hopping and got here from The Watered Soul.We were tagged there lol enjoyed your bio,have a wonderful Sunday and I’ll be back.

    Reply

    • Monica P. Watkins
      Oct 31, 2010 @ 13:43:20

      Pat, thank you so much for stopping by! I absolutely LOVE getting new visitors. I’ve finished my 8 questions from The Watered Soul; how about you? I hope you’ll visit again soon!

      Reply

  3. Amanda
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 22:37:06

    Hello Monica!!

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog today, as I am enjoying visiting yours… you’re such a beautiful girl! (you like that? you’re a girl lol)

    I have yet to have a look around your blog, as I always head first to the ‘About Me’.

    So lovely to *meet*,

    Blessing xxx

    Reply

    • Monica P. Watkins
      Nov 04, 2010 @ 06:32:08

      Hi, Amanda! It’s funny you should mention my being a “beautiful girl”, and I thank you dearly for the compliment. The amusing part is that I absolutely LOVE being a girl. My friends laugh at me, because I tell them of how I often actually thank God in my prayers for making me a GIRL!!!! Oh how wonderful!!! LOL….
      Take your time and peruse my place. I love speaking to and hearing from the hearts of women. I hope something here reaches yours, and I would love to hear back from you!
      Many blessings to you today and always,
      Monica

      Reply

  4. Keena
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 21:04:05

    Just stopped by to say hello. I’m part of the A to Z challenge.

    Reply

    • Monica P. Watkins
      Apr 08, 2011 @ 08:01:40

      Thank you for stopping by, Keena. I hope you are enjoying the blog challenge. I certainly am! I hope you will visit again soon!

      Reply

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