Let Your Silhouette Shine: Author And Blogger, Paige Weslaski, Talks Battling Self-Worth, Finding Christ, And Waiting For God To Usher In Mr. Right
Simple Silhouette was created to encourage women to seek beauty beyond what is skin deep and to better understand the fullness of their individual worth. Each person is purposefully created—gifted with tailored talents, particular passions and the ability to impact the lives of others. We all have a story to tell, we all have a scope in life and we all have a one of a kind silhouette. Our Let Your Silhouette Shine initiative highlights exemplary women who, by pursuing their passion, discovered their silhouette and inspire others to follow suit.
Today, I’m thrilled to introduce to you Paige Weslaski—a young woman who understands the greatest treasure in life is a relationship with Christ. However, Paige didn’t always know this truth. When we chatted she opened up about how she went from an eating disorder and serial dating to finding true fulfillment in Christ and waiting on God to usher in Mr. Right.
Paige grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and put all of her energy into competitive swimming through high school. She attended and swam for St. Bonaventure University in New York her freshman year and then transferred to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for the remaining three years. After graduating from college, Paige moved to Guatemala for a few months to work with kids through a church. Paige is now living back in Milwaukee working in marketing yet remains faithful to her writing ministry. Below is a portion of our delightful conversation, continue reading to discover how God changed Paige’s life and is using her talents to make this world a better place.
Name: Paige Weslaski
Blog Name: MilkNHoneyMinistries.com
Education: Bachelors in Rhetoric and Leadership from Pepperdine University
My Silhouette Is: Writer
What inspired you to start the Milk & Honey Ministries blog?
“I began writing in a journal to Jesus once I became a Christian. I would write… and write and write and write. God was opening my eyes to so many new things that I didn’t want to keep them to myself, and my blog was created!”
Why the name Milk & Honey Ministries?
“I love the book of Exodus. I love reading how Jesus used the humble Moses to guide over 2 million Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, a land ‘flowing with milk and honey.’ I was like those Israelites. I lived a life of bondage, grappling with the hardships of slavery of society. I thought I needed a stick thin body, a wealthy boyfriend, and a flashy lifestyle in order to prove my worth. Luckily, Jesus swooped in like a superhero and plucked me out of that meaningless life. He placed me on a new walk, metaphorically flowing with milk and honey. Jesus specializes in turning lives around!”
What message do you strive to communicate through your blog?
“As young women, it’s easy for us to be hard on ourselves. I often find myself thinking: Did I workout enough today? Did I really need that cookie? Does that boy think I’m cute? I sometimes fall victim to thinking I haven’t made the cut, that for some reason I’m not special enough for this, that, or the other. Having become a Christian, I know those thoughts are not from Heaven. We are “beautifully and wonderfully made” simply because we exist. Women who accept Jesus are always, always enough.”
Tell us about your personal faith journey.
“I was one of those girls who “had it all.” I had a body like a rail (due to an eating disorder) and a very successful boyfriend (because I was pretending to be someone I wasn’t). Looking to the media, I was confused why I wasn’t happy. I’ve never been skinnier, why am I miserable? I have this incredible boyfriend, why don’t I feel beautiful? I realized what was missing in my life: Jesus Christ. Now that I’m back to an average weight and single as a dollar bill, I have more than I could ever need simply because I have Jesus.”
Tell us about your book ‘Finding Your Prince’. What is it about?
“It’s basically a collaboration of stories from my life. Some are hilarious (like the time I hit on Nick Carter) while some are somber (battling a life threatening eating disorder). The book strives to encourage woman to wait on God to bring them their future man. God does not bring anything ill-filling into our lives that will draw us away from Him, and a husband is no different. The book provides a roadmap on how to wait and who to wait for.”
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What prompted you to author a book?
“I was a serial dater in high school and early college. Because of my lack of self-esteem, I wanted a boy to cure my pain, to tell me I was worthy, and to give me an identity. Once I accepted Christ in September of 2012, I broke up with my boyfriend and have been single since. You would think three years of singleness would be a drag, but my life finally involves color. Jesus has given me everything I looked for in a boyfriend, and He is the only one who managed to check every box. He built up my self-esteem, removed the pain in my heart, and gave me an identity.”
If you could make a 30 second speech to your entire generation, what would you say?
“Do not run from God’s purpose for your life. Seek Him with your whole heart and cut away anything that hinders your love for Him. You may feel empty for a moment, but He is faithful and will swiftly fill the gaps in your heart. Don’t be afraid to (permanently) unplug from social media. Don’t be afraid to read your Bible on a Friday night instead of joining your friends to the bars. Don’t be afraid to turn down Mr. Wrong, no matter how nice his Mercedes may be. Instead of swimming downstream with the rest of our generation, God smiles down and blesses those who swim upstream toward His Kingdom. God will not use someone who does not want to be used. Make yourself available to Him, He is always looking for a new vessel to fill. Accepting Christ is like becoming a 007 agent. He will give you a mission and will provide all the tools you need.”
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Zechariah 4:6 ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.’ I try so hard to live life using my own strength instead of God’s strength, when in reality my strength comes from God alone. I need His power for my every breath. My might and power will fail, His will not.”
Paige’s beautiful story is filled with redemption, true fulfillment and powerful purpose. How are you using your passions to bring about positive change in your family, in your friend group, in your community, in this world? What story if your life telling? What is YOUR silhouette?
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