Hey y’all! I’m Melisa Patterson, a 25-year-old Southern girl living in Concord, NC with my amazing husband, Ben, and beloved dog, Irie. I spent some time at the best university in the world, UNC Chapel Hill, (GO HEELS!) getting my BA in Sociology and then went on to get my MSW from UNC Charlotte in 2018. I currently work for a small nonprofit foster care agency where I serve and support foster families as a social worker. I love Jesus a whole bunch and also love my local church, Charity Baptist, where you can find me worshiping and serving throughout the week. In my free time you can find me doing some yoga or jogging through my little town, taking Irie on long walks, thrifting or Netflixing with Ben, reading a good book, listening to podcasts, and loving this little life God has given me. I’m excited to also be spending time with you here on Bumbling Beauty each week so that, together, we can be inspired and encouraged by the goodness and faithfulness of God as He shows Himself in our day-to-day journeys and experiences. Thanks for coming, I’m glad you’re here!