Meet Natalia

bachelorette (1).jpgI began blogging in 2009, when my family moved to central Mexico for a year. You can read about our excitements and our ever day moments living in Mexico at

Evenings spent sitting on the stiff white couch, watching the story of my days take shape on screen as I recounted our Mexican adventures became my routine, and I fell in love with blogging. We moved back to Chicago in June 2010, and I spent a full summer settling back into life in America, the idea of returning to blogging always at the back of my mind.

And in October 2010, in a moment of God-given inspiration, I logged onto WordPress, and Leadmewhere began.

In the years since that late-October day, this little internet space has seen me grow and develop, as God continues to show me how great He is, and how His plan for my life is so very beyond anything I could ever invent on my own. He is wise and loving and His grace is absolutely incomprehensible, and it takes my breath away to know that knowing Him only gets better.

So, stick around: He’s not nearly finished with me, and even in the mundane, this life is a whirlwind adventure to where He’s leading!

And now, a little bit about Natalia. You might already know this, as my heart has a habit of coming out in the words that I tell you and the pictures that I show you, but here are a couple things that I’m especially partial to:

My Family

Teaching 5th Grade

Safe Families for Children 


Moody Bible Institute


Bullet Point Posts

Seeing Beauty

Looking UP

Looking for some pictures? I’m rather fond of the Life Right Now series, or, for a more European touch, the Paris Daily’s are a chronology of my family’s month in Paris. Finally, I spent Summer 2012 posting one instagram picture every day. For a snapshot into my summer days, check out the This is Summer series.

I’m glad you stopped by, and I hope you’ll stick around!



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. grammy and poppi
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 11:51:15

    Very nice Natalia~~xox~you have wonderful thoughts and words.~oxxo~
    So PROUD of you~~ and wonderfilled God loving person you are~~xox~


  2. Lynn
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 18:45:04

    Beautiful blog you have here. Good job!
    Hope you enjoy your time in Paris.
    ~Lynn A


  3. Debbi
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 18:26:22

    I just spent a while catching up on your blog. You are an amazing writer and your faith/willingness-to-share-faith is inspiring. I hope and pray my girls grow up to be like you.


  4. Debora ( Debbie)
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 19:40:38

    HI Natalia, I just wanted to say You have an awesome Blog. I’m 13 right now, but like you at 11 I wanted to attend Moody. I believe God id leading me towards the Aviation ministries. your Blog helped me see that although I have a few years left before I can go to moody, God has a plan for me. Thank you :D.


  5. myislandjourneys
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 03:47:15

    Hi Natalia! I’m an MK from Papua, Indonesia, and I just got accepted to Moody for next school year. I’ve been reading Lead Me Where for a while, ever since I found the link on the Moody website. I’ve really enjoyed your blog, and the little everyday things that come out about Moody in your writing have been helpful. I’m a former swimmer/swim coach too, so it’s also fun hearing about your swimmers. Thanks for writing and maybe I’ll meet you next year!


  6. Ava
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 00:14:43

    I’m reading your lovely posts, “the cut on my fingers”, “to learn” but I gotta stop here because I’m curious about this beautiful writer. Natalie, one thing your beauty (inside and out) is contagious so keep on writing…


  7. cmurray215
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 21:38:15

    I really think your blog is cool. Way larger than my testimony, but mines brand new more-less.


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  9. Jess Mckit
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 22:01:19

    Hey Natalia! I have been literally searching the internet for hours trying to find blogs about what moody is really all about (also some doctrinal questions) as I have to send in my acceptance of my acceptance in a couple days! I came a cross this and it has been just a breath of fresh air! I would really love to chat if you have time in the next couple days as i have lots of questions! :)


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