The Story of Scout and Bex
I graduated from college in 2013 with a degree in Film. I moved to LA less than 6 months later to work for Disney Animation to work in production management. If that sounds foreign to you, let me explain. Production management is everything not creative that happens for an animated film. It’s the scheduling, deadlines, actual production management. Not exactly the creative path I thought I would be following when I graduated with a diploma and a dream.
When I was working on my second Disney film, a glimmer of an idea entered my mind. I have always loved writing and photography so it seemed natural to start a blog. So I did. It started as just a creative outlet. Since then, it has transformed into a Faith-Based Lifestyle blog. I decided to call the blog Scout and Bex because I moved to LA without knowing a single soul or having spent a lot of time in the area. All I had was my little puppy I got 5 days after I graduated college. Since then, God has provided for us so much. My life and testimony is punctuated with the presence of this little dog God gifted me with. My story isn’t just me, it’s Scout and Bex.
Who Am I?
In case we haven’t been formally introduced, hi! I’m Becca or Bex on the blog. I’m originally from Colorado but am currently living in LA.
My family, friends, dog, and faith are the most important things to me.
I love pizza, the color purple, and my Jeep.
I’m 29 years old and single.
I work for DreamWorks Animation and worked for Disney Animation for 5 years and 3 films.
Scout is a rescue. He is (we think) part Dachshund, part Chihuahua, and completely cute.
I love Jesus and look at life through the lens of faith.
What/Who is Scout and Bex For?
The blog is named after me and my dog but it’s for everyone. I started this thing to have a creative outlet but figured out that God has bigger plans. I come from a long line of preachers. I was told many things pertaining to what it meant to be a woman of faith or a Christian. Over the years, I’ve taken apart what I’ve been told, examined it, and decided if it was coming from the religion or from the God I believe in. We have a society that tells us one thing but then we also have religion that often times piles on. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Christian. I affiliate with the religion. But I like to think of myself as a different kind of Christian.
I believe in making mistakes. I believe in equal rights and opportunities for all. I don’t believe law and religion should be mixed. I don’t think my beliefs should be forced onto someone just like I don’t think theirs should be forced onto me. I believe Christian women can be sexy and loud and independent and liberal.
For someone who didn’t grow up in the ’90s with Christian culture, these things seem normal to you. Obviously those things should be accepted. But I didn’t necessarily know that growing up. I thought I had to fit a mold to be a good Christian woman. My Paw Paw was a pastor for crying out loud. There were expectations and I felt them.
I was well into my teenage years (around 16 I think) before I realized that having sex wasn’t an immortal sin. A sin, yes but you wouldn’t go to hell for it.
Legit didn’t know that.
When I went to college and throughout my 20’s, I’ve figured out what I believe in and what I don’t. I’ve sorted through what I think came from religion (a lot that I thought was in the bible but isn’t) and what came from God. I am breaking the mold of what it looks like to be a modern woman of faith from what I was taught. And I want to share that with you. I want to be the safe space you know you can go to and not be the judge. I want to show what God’s love looks like rather than use Him as a reason to condemn. He wouldn’t want that.
Religion can be good (love my church) but it can also be toxic and it can put unrealistic, unloving, and quite frankly put un-Christlike expectations on you. I get that. I see it. I feel it. I’ve grown up in it. Scout and Bex is my testimony. It’s my evidence, it’s my contribution to the kingdom of God. It is the place I have created for myself and for you to live life with the love of Jesus and the joy of being His daughter. I don’t belong to the church. I belong to Him alone.
This blog is messy because my life is. Lessons are messy and sometimes dark. But the goal here is to meet you in the mess with grace because that’s what I believe in.
So what can you expect from me? Anything I’m learning, anything God is putting on my heart. Mostly rooted in relationships. Relationships with your family, friends, God, and yourself. I also offer what God is providing me with. I landed my dream job as my first job out of college. I can help you with career tips. In a season of singleness? I got you. Want some dog mom tips or travel guides? Look no further. What is put into this blog is life and love. I want to meet you where you’re at and I hope you’ll meet me where I am.
Listen, I really hope you join me for this ride. If you decide not to, no harm no foul. But if you want to be a part of this rebellion, then join me. Join me in the mess. And if you’ve already decided to, I am so grateful for you. God intended us to live in community and I’m so glad you’re in mine.
With so much love and grace,