Anne Watson is the author and creator of God Dots and is a Christian women's speaker and writer. Can be found on most social media as @AnneWatsonTX. Anne Watson is also the host of the Declare Podcast.
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Hey there! I’m Anne Watson, and I’m so glad you stopped by!
Most days you can find me trying to merge a love of writing, a knack for marketing and a passion for connecting with women. That’s another way of saying I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Part of that is because I am a notorious people pleaser who cares way too much about what other people think. If you can relate to any of that, then we should be friends.
Like most people, I have some baggage. I grew up in a non-Christian home where criticism was disguised as help. Alcoholism was a thing, but I wouldn’t know that until I was an adult. I was also bullied pretty significantly as a teen and underwent plastic surgery at fifteen years old. I’m sure there was some good stuff, too.
I spent a long time being a victim. I became a hard-working people pleaser and only succeeded at losing myself in the process. If I’m honest, it’s still a struggle a lot of days, but I’m no one’s victim anymore. There's a whole lot of story to unpack there, and I share more on the blog.
Through a series of fortunate events as an adult, I met and fell in love with Jesus. Looking back, I can connect the dots and see where he was present in my life and how he pursued me. When I finally woke up to him, I was catapulted into this amazing world of women and ministry!
As you can imagine, I am passionate about women feeling accepted and confident. I dream of a world where women no longer compete with what should be, rather, they love themselves without apology and joyfully use their unique gifts to make the world a better place.
I love to encourage and empower women through writing and speaking. I am also on the DeclareConference.com team and the podcast host! That allows me to connect with mind-blowing women and share my leadership and marketing gifts as well. If you are a writer or speaker, you have to check us out!
If you are dying to hear more, here a few things you might not know about me:
I love pop culture. Movies, music, Broadway, trends, the royal family, and more. My family and I tend to speak in movie quotes around our house.
I used to be the women's ministry director at a large church, and when I got hired, I had never read the bible. I have since rectified that but no longer work for the church. Go figure.
I have celiac disease which means I can't eat gluten. So I'm a lot of fun in a restaurant and at parties. It was undiagnosed for over twenty years, so I know a lot about chronic illness. It's not just in your head!
I sing out loud in my car all the time. I love to dance (when no one is watching). I am trying to figure out how not to hate exercise. I have a weakness for baked goods and rum cocktails. Sometimes I cry over a dumb commercial but appear to have ice in my veins when I hear a sad story. On the outside, I'm a neat freak, but on the inside, I'm basically a mess. I am learning to love all of these things about me.
My favorite people in the world are my husband and our three kids. We get to be imperfect around each other, and it's okay. My daughters are my BFF's which probably breaks some parenting code but whatever.
Still here? Let's connect! You can click on the link below, find me on social media @AnneWatsonTX, or email me at AnneWatsonTX@gmail.com.