Hello, my name is Erika 

Situations in life are not as easy as they seem in the movies. For me, life has always been a deviation of the norm. Different By Design is about finding the beauty in life's situations: relationships, careers, work life balance, friendships, but more importantly you as a person. In addition, it is a hub for the celebration of music, food, literature and other pleasures this world has to offer. It is my hope that you find the content empowering, interesting, and useful. Life is not simple, but together we can embrace how our lives are different by design.