My name is Erika Moon and I am “A Moon Full of Heart.”

I am starting this blog because there have been MANY changes in my life this past year. After deciding to choose myself for a change and consistently working my ass off, I’m finally in a place where I can truly say, “I’m happy.” I’m also starting this blog because, honestly, I need something to do that’s just for me and working six days a week doesn’t give me time for much else.

The hope I have for my blog is to just be able to obtain a following from those who support/are interested in my thoughts and ideas. I watched a video that coined the term “multipotentialite” and it seemed to fully describe me.

“A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life. Multipotentialites have no ‘one true calling’ the way specialists do.”

My interests include: interior design, photography, music (singing specifically), nature, fashion, fitness, anything vintage or classic, health, animals, babies and kiddos… the list could go on. I truly could not pick just one of these paths for the rest of my life because I would feel there was so much more I could have explored. So throughout my blog, there will be a little bit of everything that I’m interested in and, as things progress, I hope to find something in myself that I don’t quite see yet. Besides that, I will be promoting positivity, self-love, honest emotions, and compassion for others and our universe. Not every day is perfect. Not every moment is positive BUT everyday is truly a blessing.

So getting to that “About Me” – I am twenty-two and I was born and raised in the center of the United States of America. I was born with a heart defect and had surgery called “Transposition of the Great Vessels” when I was less than a week old. My mom worked in a hospital throughout my childhood and people would always come up to me saying what a miracle I was. Truly, I didn’t understand the depth of it all until just a couple of years ago when I switched from the children’s cardiologist – whom I’d seen my whole life – to an adult cardiologist. This was around the same time I was told I had an artery narrowing and needed a change of diet and exercise to determine what further steps were to be done. I don’t have a consistent workout schedule currently but I’m working on it. I recently moved so my life has been a bit scattered. As for the diet, I didn’t eat any meat, besides seafood, for a year and a half. I have since added chicken and turkey back into my diet but I plan to stay away from red meats. Things are looking up so far but my heart health is and always will be my number one priority. So many people worked SO hard to keep me alive on this earth. I would honestly say that my heart defect has greatly shaped me into the person I am today because I know I am very lucky to be living this life.

As for my family, it’s all a bit complicated. I was born into a world without a father and although my grandparents were NOT supportive of my mother having a child out-of-wedlock, they put all angst aside when they became aware of my heart complications. Honestly, they are now my biggest supporters and I truly would move mountains for them if I could. I grew up with two younger sisters and a younger brother, that I couldn’t imagine my life without. I was basically a second mother to them throughout our lives because their father was in the military and our mother couldn’t always do everything on her own. She sure did one hell of a job though. He wasn’t a bad dad, by any means, I just didn’t feel like it was the “father-daughter” relationship that everyone else seemed to have. My siblings are close with him and I’m happy that they are able to have that kind of relationship. I also have two younger brothers that I didn’t grow up with but I’m so grateful to have gotten to know. We share a biological father but although he is pretty non-existent in my life, I will continue to keep in touch with my brothers and grandma on that side. They have always shown love towards me and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. Even though all of my siblings are “half” siblings, I could never call them that because I certainly love them all with my whole heart.

I’m in a relationship with someone who truly makes me feel like I could take on the world – if I wanted to anyway. I met him through a part-time job and it wasn’t until our schedules collided that we started talking. Although we had definitely shared a few glances, once we started talking we never seemed to stop. Literally. We talked about our pasts, our families, our goals, our dreams for ourselves and the world. I felt like we could talk about anything and there would be no judgement. We were both so unsure about where things were headed but we couldn’t deny the fact that something was pulling us together. He can joke with me and at me without bringing down my character. He strives to do well in school so that he can achieve his goals as a writer (which I know he will because he writes beautifully). He is constantly telling me to believe in myself because he knows I’m capable of anything I put my mind to. I truly believe that we bring out the best in each other and I just can’t express how grateful I am for him.

Honestly, I’m a pretty open book and I love truly getting to know people. So if anyone has any questions about me or any of my blogs, feel free to ask. 🙂