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About Taking Flight

Taking Flight was born in June 2015 on the wings of a newly christened passport. Inspired by what I saw and experienced in my first overseas trip to the Great Britain and France, I came back with a desire to revive my forgotten dream of one day being a writer. At first, Taking Flight was one part travel blog, one part book blog and one (very small) part faith blog. However, that all changed after I wrote one article in response to a tragedy became wildly successful.

In the midst of heartbreak, I began to see that I had a gift for words that connected others to the Lord – a gift I couldn’t ignore. So, I began to incorporate my faith more into the articles I wrote. Just a few months later I was once again floored by the response to another blog post I wrote about the importance of Christians on public university campuses.

In the months that followed, I wrote more and more about my faith aiming to write with incite about the scriptures, and I adopted the following mission statement:

Our walk with God is a daily adventure! Whether you’re on a mountain top, volunteering to help refugees in a foreign country, or mindlessly taking notes in your 2:30 lecture, he is always ready to reveal Himself in new and amazing ways as you embark on your spiritual journey.

Taking Flight is a blog for the young and adventurous heart seeking to live a Christ-filled life as her or she spreads their wings. To the young adult in the process of spreading their wings and longing to glorify God along the way, I hope Taking Flight encourages you to dream wildly and live adventurously all in the name of Christ. I hope that through Taking Flight you are inspired to live a Christ-filled adventure!

With each new article, I still aim to point others to Christ. I still hope to show all that God is everywhere in our lives just waiting to reveal himself to us. But more than that I want to develop myself as a writer and I want to make people think while also throwing in a few book reviews every now and then. My hope is that your own faith will take flight as you think about religion and faith in ways you never have before.

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About the writer

Hi everyone! My name is Candace, and I’m a public relations student turned English education graduate student at the University of Oklahoma. I’m a future high school English teach by day and an aspiring writer by night! I’m a lover of words, coffee, travel and Jesus. My heart and home are in the prairies of Oklahoma, but I’m an amateur sun-chaser with a goal of filling every page in my passport and climbing as many peaks as possible in a lifetime! I dare to dream wildly, live adventurously and be ambitious in the pursuit of happiness in Christ! In my wildest dreams, I’m a writer (preferably a novelist and essayist) who travels the world. You can catch all of my shenanigans in the process on this blog. Watch as I take flight! I may not fly for very long and I may not fly very high, but at least I got off the ground!

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