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Hi, I’m Marlena Smith. Welcome to my site!

I don’t have a niche. I’m a creative soul with a lot of passions. Baking, photography, art, reading, traveling. The two most important passions I have are my family and my writing.

Writing is what brought me to begin a blog five years ago. I have so much in my crazy head, I needed an outlet. Only recently (November, 2018) did I decide to kick things up a notch. My site was revamped into what it is today.

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A little more about me…

Faith plays a very important role in my life. I grew up as a Preacher’s kid and that made a huge impact on me. My dad is no longer a preacher, but I’ll never forget what I learned from him and the others that were part of my life because of his calling. I’m beyond grateful for my faith. It’s gotten me thru some tough times. Like divorce and losing loved ones. It’s also made me who I am today. It’s made me appreciate those that love me, and the little things that make me smile. If you get nothing else from me, know that I have a big heart because of my raising. I live my days to make a difference in this often cruel world. To bring kindness to those that need it most. To show people they are loved, they matter, and they have a purpose. After all, we’re all in this together.

Fun fact… I am a horror fanatic. I love watching scary movies and researching real life stories of the unknown. It truly fascinates me!

Not so fun fact… I’ve battled anxiety. I know what it’s like to feel lost. Even with my faith, I’ve had difficult times in my life. I’m still human. I’m hoping I can take my own battles and use what I’ve learned to help others. I’ve always felt like part of my purpose is to help people. I can’t see a better way to do that then speaking out about my own issues with anxiety.

So, in a nutshell… I’m faithful, real, and quirky. I’m here to share, help, and make a difference. You’re going to see a variety of topics, but I think that is what makes my site unique. A little something for everyone.

I want you to read and learn, connect and share, get to know me, but also let me get to know you. Join me on this exciting journey thru Scribblings of a Southern Belle!

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