Originally, I created my blog in order to have a place to write my thoughts. I wanted a place where I could express myself creatively through writing, but I also wanted a place where I could encourage others.
Still to this day, that is my mission behind this blog. I love writing about what God puts on my heart and I love to write about what I’m passionate about. My blog posts vary. One month I might be really into posting fashion outfits, another month I might be really into sharing my trials, or a different month I might want to share my favorite healthy living products / tips. It all varies.
I love to document my life. Before I started a blog, I was an avid journal-user. I would write about my everyday life, the struggles, the triumphs, everything.
Now I think that my blog has sort of turned into my journal. I do keep some of my life private and personal, but I share a lot of my struggles on here because I want to be real and relatable. I love it when I find a blog that I can say, “Yeah, me too,” as I read the words on the page. I live for authenticity, and this blog is my easiest (but also hardest) way to convey my true self to you.
As well as starting this blog as a journal, I wanted it to document my life in a way that I could look back on. I think that it is so marvelous to see how God uses our trials for good and how He ultimately is our rock, grounding us. I can see how I’ve grown and how I’ve changed on this blog… It’ll be awesome in 10-15 years when I can go back through the archives and see how I’ve grown in Christ.
On top of my blog acting as my journal in a sense, this blog has become so much more than that. This is a place where I love to encourage others in life and in their walks with Christ.
This is a place where I found my confidence and where I ultimately found my voice and my passion.
When I started my blog, I was really self conscious. In high school, I was super shy and I didn’t really have all that many friends. I had friends, but not lifelong friends that would push me to Christ.
Through blogging, I found my voice and I found my confidence and I am so grateful.
When you spill out your heart and soul on the internet for all of the world to see you, you build courage, you build your confidence. When you share your words with the people you know, though, that takes incredible bravery and self-confidence. Sharing my blog posts with my friends and family might still be the hardest thing, actually. I’ve realized that sometimes it is hard to share your thoughts with the people that know your heart. Being vulnerable is hard, y’all. It’s even harder being vulnerable with the people that know you and love you.
Whoever you are, if you are a blogger, good for you and I’m proud of you. If you aren’t a blogger, I suggest giving it a shot. I truly believe that everyone has words to share and everyone has words that someone else needs to hear. No matter how great your writing skills are, you have something to bring to the table. You have something important to say that could change someone’s life.
I cannot tell you how joyful I get when someone says that a blogpost touched them or a blogpost inspired them to walk with the Lord. I am just a messenger on this earth. I am just trying to share God’s light to y’all.
Blogging is such a gift, just as writing is. Being vulnerable is good, too. Even though both are incredibly difficult, it’s all so worth it. Sometimes the hardest things are the ones that are the most life changing.
This blog has been one of the biggest “out-of-my-comfort-zone” moments in my whole life, but it’s also been one of the greatest things I’ve ever done in my life.
No matter where my life goes, no matter where God takes me, I pray that this blog would be constant in my life. It truly is one of the greatest blessings and one of my proudest accomplishments.