Dr. Stephanie K. Murphy, Sergeant Major (USMC, Retired)
My name is Stephanie K. Murphy. I am an active Do-it-yourselfer (DIYer). I began as a DIYer when I was in Junior High School. During my school-aged years, I was the youngest girl of seven children in my family (for ten years), so I had my own room and started decorating.
The DIY Exchange is a subsidiary of Nails, Glue, and Screws and your DIY blog. It will be filled with DIY tips, ideas, examples, projects, crafts, and all things DIY. I would like to welcome you to the DIY Exchange blog. I ask that you continue to explore the creativity, inspiration, and motivation of my blog which will share interesting ideas, projects, tools, and resources for the beginner to advanced DIYer. There is nothing more powerful than doing it yourself. OWN IT!!!
I have traveled throughout this world for the love of God, Corps, and Country. Being in the military for over 30 years has brought a life of travel. I have been to Japan, Korea, The Bahamas, Dominica, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I have stopped through Guam, Germany, Ireland, and Turkey. I have lived in and visited many states within the United States, specifically, Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado.
Throughout my travel by plane, train, and automobile, I have seen and done many things. Surviving many different languages and cultures, I feel full of life. After joining the Marine Corps, I developed this anything attitude. It seemed like everything moved out of my way. I became tied to greatness through volunteerism, sacrifice, service, commitment, and mentorship. I found myself bound together in a way visible to the eye.
I have lived my life embracing my differences and took a special interest in using my strengths to develop my weaknesses into strengths. I have and will always be searching for knowledge and understanding to further develop my beautiful mind. I realize that intelligence plus character is the true goal of education (MLK), therefore, I will continue to learn and educate myself in every area and add new knowledge to stir my mind. I will rely on humbleness, grace, motivation, and spirit to guide my direction. Realizing that I need knowledge and continuous learning to direct my path in new directions. I know that it is not a failure to not know, it is a failure not to find out.
I understand that my character is how others see me. I also know that I love my imperfections…
I am glad
Who I am
And I am exactly
I love my imperfections…
Who I am supposed to be
I am who
Because GOD designed me the way that I am
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