I’m Rochelle Farley. But you can call me Ro! I’m a California entrepreneur, educator and fashion lover who has big dreams!
If I could eat only only one food pairing for the rest of my life it would be a toss up between chips and guacamole or a burger and fries. Help me Jesus! And for me…coffee is life! I have a small obsession with buying self help books on Amazon, and nothing fills me up more than quality time with my people. I am currently learning to embrace life as a single mama-claiming the lessons learned along the way.
Sometimes I exercise. Sometimes I buy organic. Sometimes I make my bed. And on a rare occasion you’ll find my hair out of my mom bun. I too am trying to balance it all in the midst of what usually seems like utter chaos. However…I am a girl who tries to live authentically, with intention and purpose, while also finding rest in believing that I am ENOUGH. And do you want to know what my goal is here? It’s to help you celebrate your enough-ness too. I want to cheer you on and remind you that we are here to walk this life together. And I want to share little bits of life that make it fun and unique, so that we can be purposeful in creating lives that we love.
Here are some of the things that I love and that make me…me.
There’s nothing more life giving to me than hearing the stories of others. I have been told on more than one occasion that I ask deep questions right off the bat. That’s because I love to hear the true heart of a person. To learn their story, the mess, the hard, the yuck, the courageous steps and the victories. The more I learn about people, the more I learn about God- who He is and who He has created me to be.
I love the people in it- my daughter, my neighbors, my friends. I love my scratched up dining room table when it’s surrounded by my people, breaking bread together. Or when my little one and I are having a game night or our hands are deep in a messy art project. I love when friends pop by unexpectedly. I love the sounds of the neighborhood kids playing in the cul-de-sac. Home is a place where real life happens. I want it to be safe, and grounding, and welcoming and a place where the people in it are encouraged to be vulnerable and above all… BE KNOWN.
Pretty things bring me joy. You’ll often find peonies or ranunculus from Trader Joes (I’d love to say my garden but death becomes all plants I own) displayed in a mason jar in my bathroom. I love the glow of a candle and crackling fire on a rare rainy California evening. I love receiving a handwritten note on pretty stationary and baskets and blankets that give texture to a home. I love crafts and beautiful fonts and the opportunity to be creative without the pressure of having to do it all. I love trying new recipes and channeling my inner Joanna Gaines with simple diy projects around the house. I love a fashion and style and how it reflects the person inside.
I am passionate about my students and creating an environment where my “kids” feel loved, encouraged and comfortable enough to take risks and to try new things. I want my students engaged and learning in fun, but meaningful ways. And most of all, I want my students to leave my classroom feeling like they matter and empowered with tools to make a difference in the world.
And above all…
I love how His word is alive and relevant and how it moves me differently each time I read it. I love how Jesus pursues, and challenges, and fights for me and loves. He is my lens through which I see my world. It’s my intention to honor Him by sharing my story. I want to show how my story (both the triumphs and scars) reflect the love and faithfulness of my Creator.
So, what are you waiting for? Join my TRIBE here and let’s do this life together!